bugGNU GRUB - Bugs: bug #55093, Add LUKS2 support


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bug #55093: Add LUKS2 support

Submitted by:  dllud <dllud>
Submitted on:  Sun 25 Nov 2018 01:32:49 PM UTC  
Votes:  11  
Category:  Security Severity:  Major
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Feature Request
Status:  None Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Originator Name: 
Open/Closed:  Open Release: 
Release:  Git master Reproducibility:  None
Planned Release:  None

Sun 25 Nov 2018 01:32:49 PM UTC, original submission:

The LUKS2 format brings several advantages over the original LUKS format. Some of the most important are (1) data integrity protection and (2) memory-hard functions for key derivation.

GRUB supports the original LUKS format, allowing the setup of full-disk encryption (FDE) schemes where GRUB decrypts an encrypted /boot partition.
Adding support for LUKS2 on GRUB would improve the security on these FDE schemes, specially due to the two new LUKS2 advantages mentioned above.

I found several references online (Arch Wiki, Stackoverflow, etc.) to the lack of LUKS2 support on GRUB. I decided to open this feature request since I could find no mention of LUKS2 on both the bug tracker and the mailing lists.

dllud <dllud>


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