Node.js Crypto input/output types


I am trying to figure out the Node.js Crypto library and how to use it properly for my situation.

My Goal is:

key in hex string 3132333435363738313233343536373831323334353637383132333435363738

text in hex string 46303030303030303030303030303030

ciphered text in hex string 70ab7387a6a94098510bf0a6d972aabe

I am testing this through a c implementation of AES 256 and through a website at

This is what I have to far, it's not working the way I would expect it to work. My best guess is that the input and output types are incorrect for the cipher function. The only one that works is utf8 if I use hex it fails with a v8 error. Any ideas on what I should convert or change to get it to work.

var keytext = "3132333435363738313233343536373831323334353637383132333435363738";
var key = new Buffer(keytext, 'hex');
var crypto = require("crypto")
var cipher = crypto.createCipher('aes-256-cbc',key,'hex');
var decipher = crypto.createDecipher('aes-256-cbc',key,'hex');

var text = "46303030303030303030303030303030";
var buff = new Buffer(text, 'hex');
var crypted = cipher.update(buff,'hex','hex')

The output in crypted in this example is 8cfdcda0a4ea07795945541e4d8c7e35 which is not what I would expect.


Your code is using aes-256-cbc when the website you are deriving test vectors from is using ecb mode. Also, you are calling createCipher, but with ECB you should use createCipheriv with no IV (see nodeJS: can't get crypto module to give me the right AES cipher outcome),

Here is some code that demonstrates this:

var crypto = require("crypto");

var testVector = { plaintext : "46303030303030303030303030303030",
    iv : "",
    key : "3132333435363738313233343536373831323334353637383132333435363738",
    ciphertext : "70ab7387a6a94098510bf0a6d972aabe"};

var key = new Buffer(testVector.key, "hex");
var text = new Buffer(testVector.plaintext, "hex");
var cipher = crypto.createCipheriv("aes-256-ecb", key, testVector.iv);
var crypted = cipher.update(text,'hex','hex');
crypted  ="hex");

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