[Bug 1023] Add support for dhgex-sha512

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Thu Apr 21 11:22:02 EST 2005


           Summary: Add support for dhgex-sha512
           Product: Portable OpenSSH
           Version: -current
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: OpenBSD
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P2
         Component: sshd
        AssignedTo: openssh-bugs at mindrot.org
        ReportedBy: djm at mindrot.org

This is a patch to add support for diffie-hellman-group-exchange-sha512, a
variant of diffie-hellman-group-exchange-sha1 that computes the exchange hash
and the key derivation PRF with SHA512 instead of SHA1.

This removes the (largely acedemic) 160-bit bottleneck that prevented ciphers
with longer keys from being fully utilised.

Note that this patch requires a modified OpenSSL to build (set evp.h's
EVP_MAX_MD_SIZE to 64 and rebuild - NB this breaks bincompat). It could be
cajoled into working with OpenSSL CVS HEAD with some minor changes.

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