AES 256 (instead of 128) with BouncyCastle

I followed much of this post with the objective to implement aes 256 encryption in my software and it works just fine

The key point here is that the whole implementation described in the above link uses the AESEngine class. Looking at the class code and javadoc reference, the AESEngine is a 128bit instead of a 256 bit block cipher

Searching trough the code and docs i could not find the 192 or 256 bits implementations. Where are them?

For completeness, this is the core of my actual ciphering class:

    private void init(String passphrase) {
        try {
            String algorithm = "PBEWithSHA256And256BitAES-CBC-BC"; 

            encryptCipher = createCipher();
            decryptCipher = createCipher();    

            randomGenerator = new RandomGenerator();

            PBEKeySpec keySpec = new PBEKeySpec(passphrase.toCharArray(), KEY_SALT, ITERATIONS);    

            SecretKeyFactory keyFactory = SecretKeyFactory.getInstance(algorithm);
            key = keyFactory.generateSecret(keySpec);    

        } catch (NoSuchAlgorithmException e) {
            throw new RuntimeException("NoSuchAlgorithmException occured while trying to generate the crypto key. This error should never occur, check the application code", e);
        } catch (InvalidKeySpecException e) {
            throw new RuntimeException("InvalidKeySpecException occured while trying to generate the crypto key. This error should never occur, check the application code", e);
        }
    }    

    private BufferedBlockCipher createCipher() {
        return new PaddedBufferedBlockCipher(new CBCBlockCipher(new AESFastEngine()), new PKCS7Padding());
    }    

    public byte[] encrypt(byte[] data) {
        if (data == null)
            throw new NullPointerException("Cannot encrypt null data");    

        byte[] iv = randomGenerator.generateRandom(IV_SIZE);    

        byte[] encrypted;

        synchronized (encryptCipher) {
            encrypted = runCipher(encryptCipher, true, data, iv);
        }    

        return DataUtil.append(iv, encrypted);
    }    

    public byte[] decrypt(byte[] data) {
        if (data == null)
            throw new NullPointerException("Cannot decrypt null data");    

        byte[] iv = DataUtil.extract(data, 0, IV_SIZE);
        byte[] cipherText = DataUtil.extract(data, IV_SIZE, data.length - IV_SIZE);

        byte[] decrypted;    

        synchronized (decryptCipher) {
            decrypted = runCipher(decryptCipher, false, cipherText, iv);
        }

        return decrypted;
    }

    private byte[] runCipher(BufferedBlockCipher cipher, boolean forEncryption, byte[] data, byte[] iv) {
        String operation = forEncryption ? "encrypt" : "decrypt";

        try {
            KeyParameter keyParam = new KeyParameter(key.getEncoded());
            ParametersWithIV cipherParams = new ParametersWithIV(keyParam, iv);

            cipher.init(forEncryption, cipherParams);

            byte[] result = new byte[cipher.getOutputSize(data.length)];
            int len = cipher.processBytes(data, 0, data.length, result, 0);
            len += cipher.doFinal(result, len);

            //Remove padding se estiver decriptografando
            if(!forEncryption)
                result = DataUtil.extract(result, 0, len);

            return result;
        } catch (DataLengthException e) {
            throw new RuntimeException("DataLengthException occured while trying to " + operation + " data with length " + data.length + ". This error should never occur, check the application code", e);
        } catch (IllegalStateException e) {
            throw new RuntimeException("IllegalStateException occured while trying to " + operation + " data with length " + data.length + ". This error should never occur, check the application code", e);
        } catch (InvalidCipherTextException e) {
            throw new IllegalArgumentException("InvalidCipherTextException occured while trying to " + operation + " data with length " + data.length, e);
        }
    }

Answer

If you want to do AES like encryption with a block size of 256 bit you should use:

http://www.docjar.org/docs/api/org/bouncycastle/crypto/engines/RijndaelEngine.html

But that’s probably not what you want; the 256 in AES-256 is about the key size. This key size is then used by the underlying 128 bit AES block cipher. AES is the standardized, 128 bit block version of Rijndael.

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