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1 General Description

SHA-1 is an iterated hash function. It can be used to compute a 160-bit hash value for messages having a length of less than math bits, cf. FIPS 180-2 Secure Hash Standard. As most iterated hash functions, SHA-1 applies MD strengthening.

1.1 Compression Function

The compression function processes input message blocks of 512 bits and produces a 160-bit chaining value. The compression function of SHA-1 basically consists of two parts: the message expansion and the state update transformation. The chaining variable math (iv in the first iteration) is added to the output of the state update transformation (feed forward). This is graphically illustrated in