Support for MAXQ1065 in wolfSSL

Do you want to use the Analog Devices Inc./Maxim Integrated MAXQ1065 ultra-low-power secure authenticator? If so, then you'll be interested to know that wolfSSL now supports it! You can use the MAXQ1065 to accelerate your TLS 1.2 connections in your applications by taking advantage of wolfSSL's integration into the MAXQ10xx SDK.

With this new addition, you get wolfSSL's full source code and build instructions for building wolfSSL with a client-only configuration so that when it comes time to go to production, all code that is not required for building the TLS client is compiled out thus reducing your binary footprint significantly.

To make it as easy as possible for you to get started, we support the maxq10xx SDK with the MAXQ1065 evaluation board plugged into the 40-pin GPIO headers of a RaspberryPi. The SDK and example application are built and executed on the RaspberryPi while the cryptographic operations are done by the evaluation board.

In summary, here is what is accelerated in TLS 1.2:

  • PSK
  • ECC P-256 Authentication and Key Exchange
  • AES CCM and GCM Record Processing
  • Cipher Suites
    • TLS_PSK_WITH_AES_128_CCM_8
    • TLS_PSK_WITH_AES_256_CCM_8

Once you have evaluated wolfSSL on the MAXQ1065 you can email for information about commercial licensing of wolfSSL.

DTLS 1.3 Benchmarks

wolfSSL has support for the new DTLS 1.3 protocol. You can learn more about this protocol in our “What’s new in DTLS 1.3” blog post ( and how to use it in our “DTLS 1.3 Examples and Use Cases” blog post ( In this post we will compare some benchmarks between DTLS 1.2 and 1.3. The biggest differentiators will be the decreased round trips and the use of acknowledgements.

The same ciphers were used for all connections. TLS_AES_256_GCM_SHA384 for DTLS 1.3 and TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384 for DTLS 1.2. SECP256R1 was the curve used in both cases.

In all cases, 10 samples were taken and the average of the results was graphed. The error bars represent the standard deviation of the samples.

The first graph shows the time it takes to send 15 MB of data in 500 byte packets and the second graph is the time it took to complete the handshake from the client’s perspective. This benchmark was run on one machine without any latency. The throughput of DTLS 1.3 remains very similar to the throughput of DTLS 1.2. There is a slight performance gain that is the result of a more streamlined implementation. The time to complete the handshake remains the same due to the lack of latency. We are glad that the increased security of DTLS 1.3 has not negatively impacted throughput or connection speeds.

The third graph shows the same time to complete a handshake in the same setup but with a 100 ms latency introduced. The DTLS 1.3 handshake completes in half the time due to the fewer round trips required. After the handshake completes, the peers can start exchanging application data.

The fourth graph shows the total bandwidth used when a packet is lost. DTLS 1.3 uses about half as much bandwidth when compared to DTLS 1.2. This is achieved by using small acknowledgements to let the peer know what messages were received. The DTLS 1.2 connection needs to resend its entire previous flight to notify the peer that a message was lost and the peer needs to resend its entire previous flight as well because it doesn’t know which packet was dropped.

The improved security parameters of DTLS 1.3 also translate to an increase in performance and efficiency. This is good news for everyone and we are looking forward to moving users from DTLS 1.2 to 1.3! Additionally, DTLS 1.3 gains access to TLS 1.3 features like key updates, post handshake authentication, and post quantum cryptography.

Contact us at with any questions regarding DTLS 1.3.

DTLS 1.3 Examples and Use Cases

wolfSSL has support for the new DTLS 1.3 protocol. You can learn more about this protocol in our “What’s new in DTLS 1.3” blog post ( Using DTLS 1.3 in wolfSSL is almost as easy as using DTLS 1.2! Client implementations only need to change their existing wolfDTLSv1_2_client_method() calls into wolfDTLSv1_3_client_method(). If you are using wolfSSL’s built-in network I/O, then you don’t need to worry about anything else! You can already start enjoying the benefits of TLS 1.3 in DTLS.

Server implementations need to start by changing their wolfDTLSv1_2_server_method() calls into wolfDTLSv1_3_server_method(). It is also recommended to use the cookie exchange with DTLS 1.3. Cookie exchange is enabled and the cookie secret is set using the wolfSSL_send_hrr_cookie() API.

If you are using custom network I/O callbacks in wolfSSL, there is one more new feature you need to be aware of. The wolfSSL_dtls13_use_quick_timeout() API should be used to set a quicker timeout. To allow for out-of-order delivery of handshake messages, wolfSSL will sometimes ask the user to set a quick timeout. The recommended timeout duration for a quick timeout is wolfSSL_dtls_get_current_timeout() / 4.

This new API is presented in these examples:

The examples can be compiled with make. The Basic Client example loop can be quit by sending “end” into the prompt.

Contact us at with any questions regarding DTLS 1.3.

What’s new in DTLS 1.3

The DTLS 1.3 standard has recently been published in April 2022 in RFC 9147. It features many improvements and additions to increase security and efficiency of the DTLS protocol. At wolfSSL, we like to be very quick adopters of new standards which is why initial support for DTLS 1.3 was merged in June and appeared in wolfSSL release 5.4.0. In this blog post we will go through the list of changes from DTLS 1.2 described in sections 12 and 13 of RFC 9147 and expand on what they mean for your security.

Another exciting feature of DTLS 1.3 is post quantum cryptography! It is available in wolfSSL using the same interface as for TLS 1.3. See this blog post for more details.

  • New handshake pattern, which leads to a shorter message exchange.

In TLS 1.3, the handshake protocol has been simplified to 1 round trip from the previous 2 round trips. DTLS 1.2 and 1.3 both add an extra round trip for the stateless cookie exchange.

Old DTLS 1.2 handshake

   Client                                       Server

   ------                                       ------

   ClientHello          -------->                        Flight 1

                        <------- HelloVerifyRequest   Flight 2

   ClientHello          -------->                        Flight 3

                                           ServerHello \

                                          Certificate*  \

                                    ServerKeyExchange*   Flight 4

                                   CertificateRequest*  /

                        <--------   ServerHelloDone /

   Certificate*                                           \

   ClientKeyExchange                                       \

   CertificateVerify*                                       Flight 5

   [ChangeCipherSpec]                                      /

   Finished             -------->                      /

                                    [ChangeCipherSpec] \ Flight 6

                        <--------          Finished /

New DTLS 1.3 handshake

 Client                                            Server


 ClientHello                                               | Flight |

                       -------->                           +--------+


                       <--------        HelloRetryRequest  | Flight |

                                         + cookie          +--------+


ClientHello                                                | Flight |

 + cookie              -------->                           +--------+


                                    {EncryptedExtensions}  +--------+

                                    {CertificateRequest*}  | Flight |

                                           {Certificate*}  +--------+



                       <--------      [Application Data*]

 {Certificate*}                                            +--------+

 {CertificateVerify*}                                      | Flight |

 {Finished}            -------->                           +--------+

 [Application Data]


                       <--------                    [ACK]  | Flight |

                                      [Application Data*]  +--------+


  • Only AEAD ciphers are supported. Additional data calculation has been simplified.

AEAD ciphers provide a unified encryption and authentication operation. Before (D)TLS 1.3, authentication would be accomplished using a technique called MAC-then-Encrypt. This would use an HMAC to compute an authenticated code of the data and then encrypt the concatenation of the plaintext and the code into ciphertext. The recipient can check the authenticity of the data by computing the HMAC code and comparing with the one received. AEAD ciphers simplify this into one operation.

  • Removed support for weaker and older cryptographic algorithms.

All legacy ciphersuites have been removed and are no longer valid with DTLS 1.3. This improves security by only allowing peers to communicate using strong ciphersuites.

  • HelloRetryRequest of TLS 1.3 used instead of HelloVerifyRequest.

The HelloRetryRequest replaces the DTLS 1.2 HelloVerifyRequest. This allows peers to negotiate security parameters and perform a cookie exchange at the same time.

  • More flexible cipher suite negotiation.

Ciphersuite negotiation has been separated into different extensions. Previous versions of (D)TLS had included all possible permutations of symmetric and asymmetric ciphers in the ciphersuite list. In (D)TLS 1.3 the ciphersuites only contain the AEAD and hash algorithms that will be used for the connection. Other security parameters are negotiated in extensions like supported_groups, signature_algorithms, key_share, or pre_shared_key.

  • New session resumption mechanism. PSK authentication redefined.

In (D)TLS 1.3, session resumption and PSK have been combined into one mechanism. To resume a session, the server sends NewSessionTicket messages to the client containing tickets that can be used in subsequent connections. "session IDs" and "session tickets" are now obsolete.

Additionally, when resuming a session, the client can immediately send “early data” in its first flight of the handshake. This is also called 0-RTT Data since it allows peers to exchange data in the first round trip. This is useful to drastically cut down on the latency of a new connection and speed up the initial round of communication between the peers.

  • New key derivation hierarchy utilizing a new key derivation construct.

TLS 1.3 has introduced a new key schedule for deriving secrets using the HMAC-based Extract-and-Expand Key Derivation Function (HKDF) primitive. This separates the multiple secrets used in the TLS connection. See this section for the specifics.

  • Improved version negotiation.

Version negotiation no longer uses the value found in the Record header. Now an extension is used to advertise all supported (D)TLS versions. This new mechanism is to overcome some middleboxes failing when presented with a new (D)TLS version value.

  • Optimized record layer encoding and thereby its size. Sequence numbers are encrypted.

DTLS 1.3 introduces a very efficient “unified header”. This new header format also obfuscates the epoch and sequence numbers to make traffic analysis harder.

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7


|0|0|1|C|S|L|E E|


| Connection ID |   Legend:

| (if any,   |

/  length as /   C   - Connection ID (CID) present

|  negotiated)  |   S   - Sequence number length

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+   L   - Length present

|  8 or 16 bit  |   E   - Epoch

|Sequence Number|


| 16 bit Length |

| (if present)  |



Figure 3: DTLS 1.3 Unified Header

  • Added CID functionality.

RFC 9146 has introduced connection identifiers in DTLS 1.2. A similar mechanism is defined in DTLS 1.3. Users of CID’s can mark packets so that they are multiplexed according to the CID instead of the IP 4-tuple allowing records to be sent through multiple paths at once!

Contact us at with any questions regarding DTLS 1.3.

Customized ad-hoc secure boot with wolfBoot

wolfBoot is known for being the universal secure bootloader for all types of embedded systems.

While initially targeting 32-bit microcontrollers, wolfBoot has grown into a full framework to implement secure boot solutions on a wide range of different systems and architectures.

This is mostly due to wolfBoot modularity and flexibility, which makes our solution easy to reshape and adapt to the most peculiar use cases. Here are a few examples of customizations we have facilitated in the past, taken from real-life use cases.

Update images stored on external devices

This type of customization is perhaps the most popular. wolfBoot offers an interface to interact with external storage devices or anything that can be abstracted as such: the “ext_flash” interface.

Ext_flash is an interface that connects wolfBoot to a driver that implements the following function calls, to access the content of specific storage devices:






On microprocessor-based embedded systems, ‘external’ devices are often the only solution, requiring specific drivers to access the kernel images on different supports (USB, SD, eMMC, SSD, etc.). Microcontroller architectures often integrate external NOR SPI/QSPI flash memories that can be used as persistent storage, where generally it’s not possible to execute code in place.

wolfBoot has an additional layer directly supporting several types of SPI flash memory chips. The SPI support is also implemented on top of the ext_flash API interface, and provides another level of abstraction. In this case porting to a new target with an SPI controller only requires to implement the following single SPI transfer functions, and the SPI layer will link the required functions to access the flash through this interface:







SPI access is just one of the possibilities available in wolfBoot to extend the support to any  non-volatile memory, and beyond.

Update images downloaded on-demand from neighbor systems

By design choice, wolfBoot does not include any network stack or communication capabilities besides the access to storage devices and internal flash memory. This is an advantage both in terms of security because it makes the attack surface very small, and from the safety point of view keeping all the structures and code flow simple to follow and predictable.

In some cases it’s required to communicate with other systems during the boot stage, because the firmware image or the updates received may be stored elsewhere, avoiding to split the flash memory to make room for a second partition. In these cases, wolfBoot may be required to open a communication channel (usually through a serial bus such as UART or SPI) to retrieve the firmware images from a neighbor system. This is in fact a rather common requirement when wolfBoot is securing the boot procedure on asymmetric multiprocessor systems or in general systems with multiple heterogeneous cores.

The recommended way to access remote content from wolfBoot consists in defining a custom ext_flash driver that abstracts a virtual addressable memory space. wolfBoot codebase contains an example of ext_uart driver running the client endpoint connecting to the uart_flash_server POSIX application provided, that can export signed and encrypted files for wolfBoot to handle and stage. EXT_UART is yet again one of the possible modes to extend the external flash support to both physical storage supports and virtualized abstractions.

Third-party key provisioning

Provisioning keys is a process that may involve third party tools and entities that generate, store and use the main private key to sign the firmware images. Thanks to the flexibility of the key tools distributed with wolfBoot, keypairs can be both generated or imported (in their public format) within the signing process. While the public keys must all be available and accessible by wolfBoot at run time, the private keys are used to sign the header of each authentic firmware.

The actual signature operation can be detached from the manifest header composition, by splitting the two phases. This way the signing is performed by an external tool, and the private key does not need to be accessed during the operation.

For more information on the possibilities of customizing the signing procedure, please see wolfBoot signing tools documentation.

Storing keys in a secure vault

Storing the public keys used to authenticate the firmware in a secure, write-protected area of persistent memory is the most important security requirement for proper secure-boot mechanism. In many cases it is sufficient to execute wolfBoot from a write-protected area, and keep the keys stored along with the bootloader code, in a C array. This is the default mechanism implemented in wolfBoot.

When the keygen tool generates or imports public keys, it creates two copies of the local archive of the public keys needed at runtime for signature verification, in two different formats. The C array (keystore.c), to be built in the bootloader image, and a binary file (keystore.der) containing the same structure in binary format.

By excluding keystore.c, it is possible to upload the content of keystore.der into a dedicated secure or write-protected storage. A driver to access the secure vault at runtime must be provided, through an API exporting three functions for wolfBoot to retrieve the public keys, their sizes and their permissions mask. Using a separate abstraction layer for the keystore provides an interface that can be customized beyond classic secure element or TPM interactions, to design a more complex structure to handle keys at runtime. More information available in the wolfBoot documentation page about keystore structure.

Unique partition/images and keys combination

Multiple-stage boot layouts can get very complex. Our development team has learned a lot when designing the boot process involving a set of partitions and firmware images with different levels of access permissions for the first time. Since then, we have dealt with several scenarios where multiple actors had to be capable of updating only one subset of partitions with firmware authenticated with specific subsets of public keys.

Consider the following scenario: an embedded device with a secure bootloader and two partitions: a “system” partition (perhaps running in secure mode from a TEE) and an “application” partition, containing configurable software that can be uploaded by a registered user that owns or has access to the device. Two separate keys are needed in this case: the user should only be able to send signed updates for the application partition, while the manufacturer must be able to update the system software (and the bootloader itself, if needed). The two levels of privilege in this case require two separate keypairs, the first one can be associated with the user, and the second with more powers should be kept by the manufacturer.

The latest wolfBoot, thanks to the keystore structure, supports up to 15 target partitions, and each one of these can be authenticated using one or more public keys from the keystore.

A firmware package in wolfBoot is always associated with an identification number (id) from 0 to 15, indicating the partition where the firmware must be installed. In the scenario described above, the ‘system’ would have id=1 and the ‘application’ software is associated with id=2. wolfBoot reserves id=0 for self-update procedure, i.e. update packages containing a new (signed) version of wolfBoot itself.

This mechanism allows the update mechanism to use the same update partition as temporary storage for all the updates, because wolfBoot will parse the incoming package and parse the manifest header to process the package using the right keys. The public key object elements in the keystore described earlier contain a bit mask that associates each key to the single target partition ids.

“Non-secure” boot

wolfBoot supports many different combinations of public key algorithms and key sizes. However, In some cases, authenticating the firmware is not a requirement. wolfBoot works properly when compiled with SIGN=NONE, excluding only the signature verification part, and keeping all the other features to facilitate the update, roll back in case of failure and verify the integrity of the firmware image after the transfer using SHA. That is, wolfBoot can be used as a non-secure bootloader, with a footprint of a few KB and very little impact on boot time. Especially useful in very small low-power systems with a tight amount of resources and CPU cycles.

wolfBoot as library: adding secure boot to legacy bootloaders

Among our customers, many have been upgrading older products and devices, reusing legacy software from previous versions, while stepping ahead with the security requirements which usually means adding a secure boot solution.

While starting a new bootloader from scratch is often an underestimated task from the development and testing point of view, many development teams rely on existing solutions that have been maintained and deployed on the field for years. Some custom bootloader solutions include network communication, sometimes with proprietary protocols and data links which would require a major effort to integrate into a vanilla wolfBoot. On the other hand, most of these legacy solutions lack the needed security features to implement cryptographic secure boot.

For this reason we have introduced the possibility to build wolfBoot as a library. Instead of providing the entire bootloader implementation, including build-up, staging, specific hardware access and customized flows, ‘wolfBoot as library’ is completely portable anywhere and provides easy interfaces to parse the manifest header, check versioning, verify an image loaded or mapped in memory for integrity and authenticity against the provided keystore. The key tools on the hosts can be used exactly in the same way as with the full wolfBoot installation, as the format remains the same and it is completely independent from the hardware or the architecture. To learn more about using wolfBoot as a library, check the documentation page about the library API.

Find out more about wolfBoot! Download the source code and documentation from our download page], or clone the repository from github. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, send us an email at

wolfCrypt JCE Provider and JNI Wrapper 1.5.0 Now Available

Version 1.5.0 of the wolfCrypt JCE Provider and JNI wrapper is now available for download!

wolfCrypt JNI/JCE provide Java-based applications with an easy way to use the native wolfCrypt cryptography library. The thin JNI wrapper can be used for direct JNI calls into native wolfCrypt, or the JCE provider (wolfJCE) can be registered as a Java Security provider for seamless integration underneath the Java Security API. wolfCrypt JNI/JCE can work with wolfCrypt FIPS 140-2 (and upcoming 140-3) as well!

Release 1.5.0 of wolfCrypt JNI has bug fixes and new features including:

  • Add build compatibility for Java 7 (PR 38)
  • Add support for “SHA” algorithm string in wolfJCE (PR 39)
  • Add rpm package support (PR 40)
  • Add wolfJCE MessageDigest.clone() support (PR 41)
  • Improve error checking of native Md5 API calls (PR 41)
  • Add unit tests for com.wolfssl.wolfcrypt.Md5 (PR 41)

Version 1.5.0 can be downloaded from the wolfSSL download page, and an updated version of the wolfCrypt JNI/JCE User Manual can be found here. For any questions, or to get help using wolfSSL in your product or projects, contact us at

Announcing New Capabilities in wolfSentry

As wolfSentry gets ever closer to its first production release, we are introducing some exciting new capabilities, among them:

  • Mature dynamic rule management, with automatic peer tracking, penalty boxing, O(1) release from penalty box, and realtime-safe (O(1)) limits on resource usage.
  • Robust support in the configuration file and public API for user-defined data (key-value pairs) with freeform JSON values, to arbitrary (user-limited) depth, with a fully integrated API for processing and exporting JSON in DOM (random-access) mode.
  • An API for setting user-defined configuration nodes as read-only.
  • Improvements and extensions to the API for use by user plugins (action handlers) streamlining typical use cases involving dynamic rule insertion and update.
  • Added examples/notification-demo/log_server
    • A standalone web server demonstrating HTTPS with dynamic insertion of limited-lifespan wolfSentry rules blocking (penalty boxing) abusive peers.
    • Mutual authentication using TLS, role-based authorizations pivoting on client certificate issuer (certificate authority), and wolfSentry event log retrieval, as a dynamically generated JSON array.

All of these and more are featured in wolfSentry preview release 7. For more details, clone wolfSentry from, review and, and “make test”.  For questions or help integrating wolfSentry into your project, contact us at!

wolfSSL running on Xilinx Versal Hardware Encryption

Our Xilinx Versaldemo shows wolfSSL making calls to Xilinx hardened crypto, doing both basic unit tests and benchmarking with it. Xilinx hardened crypto is accelerated crypto operations (SHA3-384 / AES-GCM / RSA / ECDSA) available on Ultrascale+ devices and is available for use with the latest and greatest Versal boards. wolfSSL makes these calls using the API from Xilinx’s XilSecure library ( and with the addition of Versal there was minor changes to the existing calls to make use of the new features available (ECC / RNG / AES-GCM with AAD). Benchmark numbers are being fine tuned but you can see well over a Gigabyte per second with AES-GCM operations in the demo and improvements in performance of RSA, ECDSA, and SHA3-384 over software only implementations.

A previous white paper going into the setup and use of wolfSSL on older Ultrascale+ devices with Xilinx hardened crypto can be found here (

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wolfSSL TriCore HSM Support

The Infineon Tricore TC2xx and the new TC3xx series chips are popular chips among safety and security critical applications. As the name implies, these chips come with multiple CPU cores to meet the demands of real time computing, however some variants come with a built in HSM core that is an ARM Cortex M3 operating at a frequency of 100MHz, 96KB RAM, MPU and offers a few useful secure applications.

  1. Secure boot
  2. Shared memory bridge module with “Firewall” functionality
  3. Debug support with authentication
  4. Secure data storage and logging
  5. 1KB shared cryptography memory
  6. Configurable OTP and HSM exclusive flash sections
  7. Hardware cryptography (AES, Hash, PKC, TRNG)
  8. Immobilizer (theft protection)
  9. Secure flash loading

We are excited to announce that we have ported wolfCrypt to the TriCore HSM. This will extend the HSM functionality beyond the hardware cryptography support to include the full wolfCrypt suite in the HSM environment. This adds useful features such as:

  2. ECDSA-384
  3. ECC
  4. RSA (2048/3072/4096)
  5. SHA-384/512
  6. NIST Compliant DRBG (with HW TRNG seed)


  • Built and tested using arm-none-eabi-gcc 12.2 toolchain
  • Executed on a TC3XX HSM module with -O2 optimizations at clock of 100Mhz
  • Verified heap-only as well as stack-only usage
  • Benchmarks executed with a 10ms timer
wolfCrypt Benchmark (block bytes 1024, min 1.0 sec each)
RNG                775 KB took 1.010 seconds,  767.327 KB/s
AES-128-CBC-enc    325 KB took 1.010 seconds,  321.782 KB/s
AES-128-CBC-dec    325 KB took 1.000 seconds,  325.000 KB/s
AES-192-CBC-enc    250 KB took 1.040 seconds,  240.385 KB/s
AES-192-CBC-dec    250 KB took 1.020 seconds,  245.098 KB/s
AES-256-CBC-enc    200 KB took 1.010 seconds,  198.020 KB/s
AES-256-CBC-dec    200 KB took 1.000 seconds,  200.000 KB/s
AES-128-GCM-enc    275 KB took 1.050 seconds,  261.905 KB/s
AES-128-GCM-dec    275 KB took 1.050 seconds,  261.905 KB/s
AES-192-GCM-enc    225 KB took 1.100 seconds,  204.545 KB/s
AES-192-GCM-dec    225 KB took 1.110 seconds,  202.703 KB/s
AES-256-GCM-enc    175 KB took 1.030 seconds,  169.903 KB/s
AES-256-GCM-dec    175 KB took 1.020 seconds,  171.569 KB/s
GMAC Table 4-bit     1 MB took 1.000 seconds,    1.288 MB/s
AES-128-ECB-enc    314 KB took 1.000 seconds,  313.672 KB/s
AES-128-ECB-dec    343 KB took 1.000 seconds,  342.578 KB/s
AES-192-ECB-enc    225 KB took 1.000 seconds,  225.000 KB/s
AES-192-ECB-dec    236 KB took 1.000 seconds,  235.938 KB/s
AES-256-ECB-enc    200 KB took 1.000 seconds,  199.609 KB/s
AES-256-ECB-dec    189 KB took 1.000 seconds,  189.453 KB/s
SHA                  2 MB took 1.000 seconds,    1.953 MB/s
SHA-256              2 MB took 1.000 seconds,    2.051 MB/s
SHA-384            275 KB took 1.030 seconds,  266.990 KB/s
AES-128-CMAC       300 KB took 1.030 seconds,  291.262 KB/s
AES-256-CMAC       200 KB took 1.070 seconds,  186.916 KB/s
HMAC-SHA             2 MB took 1.000 seconds,    2.222 MB/s
HMAC-SHA256          2 MB took 1.000 seconds,    2.051 MB/s
HMAC-SHA384        275 KB took 1.040 seconds,  264.423 KB/s
RSA     2048 public         38 ops took 1.010 sec, avg 26.579 ms, 37.624 ops/sec
RSA     2048 private         2 ops took 1.950 sec, avg 975.000 ms, 1.026 ops/sec
ECC   [      SECP384R1]   384 key gen         6 ops took 1.080 sec, avg 180.000 ms, 5.556 ops/sec
ECDHE [      SECP384R1]   384 agree           4 ops took 1.560 sec, avg 390.000 ms, 2.564 ops/sec
ECDSA [      SECP384R1]   384 sign            6 ops took 1.340 sec, avg 223.333 ms, 4.478 ops/sec
ECDSA [      SECP384R1]   384 verify          2 ops took 1.020 sec, avg 510.000 ms, 1.961 ops/sec
Benchmark complete
Benchmark Test: Return code 0

wolfSSL 5.5.3 release

wolfSSL 5.5.3 is available! This is a minor release, containing some enhancements, fixes and one vulnerability fix. The vulnerability fix was thanks to a report from the Trail of Bits team! It affects a very specific build, having the debug macro WOLFSSL_CALLBACKS set. If using WOLFSSL_CALLBACKS it is recommended to upgrade to wolfSSL version 5.5.3 or later. For more information about the vulnerability visit the vulnerabilities page here (

Some of the enhancements included in this release were x86 assembly additions for performance, a port to Xilinx Versal with calls to the hardened crypto available and additional ARM 32bit assembly for performance increases. The full list of changes can be found in the bundled with wolfSSL or on the website

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