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Bug#532839: ITP: libcrypt-rsa-perl -- Perl module implementing the RSA public-key cryptosystem

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Salvatore Bonaccorso <salvatore.bonaccorso@gmail.com>

* Package name    : libcrypt-rsa-perl
  Version         : 1.97
  Upstream Author : Vipul Ved Prakash <mail@vipul.net>
* URL             : http://search.cpan.org/dist/Crypt-RSA/
* License         : Artistic | GPL-1+
  Programming Lang: Perl
  Description     : Perl module implementing the RSA public-key cryptosystem

 Crypt::RSA is a pure-perl, cleanroom implementation of the RSA
 public-key cryptosystem. It uses Math::Pari(3), a perl interface to the
 blazingly fast PARI library, for big integer arithmetic and number
 theoretic computations.
 Crypt::RSA provides arbitrary size key-pair generation, plaintext-aware
 encryption (OAEP) and digital signatures with appendix (PSS). For
 compatibility with SSLv3, RSAREF2, PGP and other applications that
 follow the PKCS #1 v1.5 standard, it also provides PKCS #1 v1.5
 encryption and signatures.
 Crypt::RSA is structured as bundle of modules that encapsulate different
 parts of the RSA cryptosystem. The RSA algorithm is implemented in
 Crypt::RSA::Primitives(3). Encryption schemes, located under
 Crypt::RSA::ES, and signature schemes, located under Crypt::RSA::SS, use
 the RSA algorithm to build encryption/signature schemes that employ
 secure padding. (See the note on Security of Padding Schemes.)
 The key generation engine and other functions that work on both
 components of the key-pair are encapsulated in Crypt::RSA::Key(3).
 Crypt::RSA::Key::Public(3) & Crypt::RSA::Key::Private(3) provide
 mechanisms for storage & retrival of keys from disk, decoding & encoding
 of keys in certain formats, and secure representation of keys in memory.
 Finally, the Crypt::RSA module provides a convenient, DWIM wrapper
 around the rest of the modules in the bundle.

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