Benjamin Trott


Crypt::DES_EDE3 - Triple-DES EDE encryption/decryption


    use Crypt::DES_EDE3;
    my $ede3 = Crypt::DES_EDE3->new($key);


Crypt::DES_EDE3 implements DES-EDE3 encryption. This is triple-DES encryption where an encrypt operation is encrypt-decrypt-encrypt, and decrypt is decrypt-encrypt-decrypt. This implementation uses Crypt::DES to do its dirty DES work, and simply provides a wrapper around that module: setting up the individual DES ciphers, initializing the keys, and performing the encryption/decryption steps.

DES-EDE3 encryption requires a key size of 24 bytes.

You're probably best off not using this module directly, as the encrypt and decrypt methods expect 8-octet blocks. You might want to use the module in conjunction with Crypt::CBC, for example. This would be DES-EDE3-CBC, or triple-DES in outer CBC mode.


$ede3 = Crypt::DES_EDE3->new($key)

Creates a new Crypt::DES_EDE3 object (really, a collection of three DES ciphers), and initializes each cipher with part of $key, which should be at least 24 bytes. If it's longer than 24 bytes, the extra bytes will be ignored.

Returns the new object.


Encrypts an 8-byte block of data $block using the three DES ciphers in an encrypt-decrypt-encrypt operation.

Returns the encrypted block.


Decrypts an 8-byte block of data $block using the three DES ciphers in a decrypt-encrypt-decrypt operation.

Returns the decrypted block.


Returns the block size (8).


Returns the key size (24).


Crypt::DES_EDE3 is free software; you may redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.


Crypt::DES_EDE3 is Copyright 2001 Benjamin Trott, All rights reserved.