International Association for Cryptologic Research

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Vadim Lyubashevsky

Affiliation: IBM Research - Zurich

Publications

Year
Venue
Title
2019
PKC
Short Discrete Log Proofs for FHE and Ring-LWE Ciphertexts
Rafael del Pino Vadim Lyubashevsky Gregor Seiler
In applications of fully-homomorphic encryption (FHE) that involve computation on encryptions produced by several users, it is important that each user proves that her input is indeed well-formed. This may simply mean that the inputs are valid FHE ciphertexts or, more generally, that the plaintexts m additionally satisfy $$f(m)=1$$ for some public function f. The most efficient FHE schemes are based on the hardness of the Ring-LWE problem and so a natural solution would be to use lattice-based zero-knowledge proofs for proving properties about the ciphertext. Such methods, however, require larger-than-necessary parameters and result in rather long proofs, especially when proving general relationships.In this paper, we show that one can get much shorter proofs (roughly 1.25 KB) by first creating a Pedersen commitment from the vector corresponding to the randomness and plaintext of the FHE ciphertext. To prove validity of the ciphertext, one can then prove that this commitment is indeed to the message and randomness and these values are in the correct range. Our protocol utilizes a connection between polynomial operations in the lattice scheme and inner product proofs for Pedersen commitments of Bünz et al. (S&P 2018). Furthermore, our proof of equality between the ciphertext and the commitment is very amenable to amortization – proving the equivalence of k ciphertext/commitment pairs only requires an additive factor of $$O(\log {k})$$ extra space than for one such proof. For proving additional properties of the plaintext(s), one can then directly use the logarithmic-space proofs of Bootle et al. (Eurocrypt 2016) and Bünz et al. (IEEE S&P 2018) for proving arbitrary relations of discrete log commitment.Our technique is not restricted to FHE ciphertexts and can be applied to proving many other relations that arise in lattice-based cryptography. For example, we can create very efficient verifiable encryption/decryption schemes with short proofs in which confidentiality is based on the hardness of Ring-LWE while the soundness is based on the discrete logarithm problem. While such proofs are not fully post-quantum, they are adequate in scenarios where secrecy needs to be future-proofed, but one only needs to be convinced of the validity of the proof in the pre-quantum era. We furthermore show that our zero-knowledge protocol can be easily modified to have the property that breaking soundness implies solving discrete log in a short amount of time. Since building quantum computers capable of solving discrete logarithm in seconds requires overcoming many more fundamental challenges, such proofs may even remain valid in the post-quantum era.
2019
TCHES
NTTRU: Truly Fast NTRU Using NTT
Vadim Lyubashevsky Gregor Seiler
We present NTTRU – an IND-CCA2 secure NTRU-based key encapsulation scheme that uses the number theoretic transform (NTT) over the cyclotomic ring Z7681[X]/(X768−X384+1) and produces public keys and ciphertexts of approximately 1.25 KB at the 128-bit security level. The number of cycles on a Skylake CPU of our constant-time AVX2 implementation of the scheme for key generation, encapsulation and decapsulation is approximately 6.4K, 6.1K, and 7.9K, which is more than 30X, 5X, and 8X faster than these respective procedures in the NTRU schemes that were submitted to the NIST post-quantum standardization process. These running times are also, by a large margin, smaller than those for all the other schemes in the NIST process as well as the KEMs based on elliptic curve Diffie-Hellman. We additionally give a simple transformation that allows one to provably deal with small decryption errors in OW-CPA encryption schemes (such as NTRU) when using them to construct an IND-CCA2 key encapsulation.
2019
EUROCRYPT
Worst-Case Hardness for LPN and Cryptographic Hashing via Code Smoothing 📺
We present a worst case decoding problem whose hardness reduces to that of solving the Learning Parity with Noise (LPN) problem, in some parameter regime. Prior to this work, no worst case hardness result was known for LPN (as opposed to syntactically similar problems such as Learning with Errors). The caveat is that this worst case problem is only mildly hard and in particular admits a quasi-polynomial time algorithm, whereas the LPN variant used in the reduction requires extremely high noise rate of $$1/2-1/\mathrm{poly}(n)$$ . Thus we can only show that “very hard” LPN is harder than some “very mildly hard” worst case problem. We note that LPN with noise $$1/2-1/\mathrm{poly}(n)$$ already implies symmetric cryptography.Specifically, we consider the (n, m, w)-nearest codeword problem ((n, m, w)-NCP) which takes as input a generating matrix for a binary linear code in m dimensions and rank n, and a target vector which is very close to the code (Hamming distance at most w), and asks to find the codeword nearest to the target vector. We show that for balanced (unbiased) codes and for relative error $$w/m \approx {\log ^2 n}/{n}$$ , (n, m, w)-NCP can be solved given oracle access to an LPN distinguisher with noise ratio $$1/2-1/\mathrm{poly}(n)$$ .Our proof relies on a smoothing lemma for codes which we show to have further implications: We show that (n, m, w)-NCP with the aforementioned parameters lies in the complexity class $$\mathrm {{Search}\hbox {-}\mathcal {BPP}}^\mathcal {SZK}$$ (i.e. reducible to a problem that has a statistical zero knowledge protocol) implying that it is unlikely to be $$\mathcal {NP}$$ -hard. We then show that the hardness of LPN with very low noise rate $$\log ^2(n)/n$$ implies the existence of collision resistant hash functions (our aforementioned result implies that in this parameter regime LPN is also in $$\mathcal {BPP}^\mathcal {SZK}$$ ).
2019
CRYPTO
Algebraic Techniques for Short(er) Exact Lattice-Based Zero-Knowledge Proofs 📺
Jonathan Bootle Vadim Lyubashevsky Gregor Seiler
A key component of many lattice-based protocols is a zero-knowledge proof of knowledge of a vector $$\vec {s}$$ with small coefficients satisfying $$A\vec {s}=\vec {u}\bmod \,q$$ . While there exist fairly efficient proofs for a relaxed version of this equation which prove the knowledge of $$\vec {s}'$$ and c satisfying $$A\vec {s}'=\vec {u}c$$ where $$\Vert \vec {s}'\Vert \gg \Vert \vec {s}\Vert $$ and c is some small element in the ring over which the proof is performed, the proofs for the exact version of the equation are considerably less practical. The best such proof technique is an adaptation of Stern’s protocol (Crypto ’93), for proving knowledge of nearby codewords, to larger moduli. The scheme is a $$\varSigma $$ -protocol, each of whose iterations has soundness error $$2{/}3$$ , and thus requires over 200 repetitions to obtain soundness error of $$2^{-128}$$ , which is the main culprit behind the large size of the proofs produced. In this paper, we propose the first lattice-based proof system that significantly outperforms Stern-type proofs for proving knowledge of a short $$\vec {s}$$ satisfying $$A\vec {s}=\vec {u}\bmod \,q$$ . Unlike Stern’s proof, which is combinatorial in nature, our proof is more algebraic and uses various relaxed zero-knowledge proofs as sub-routines. The main savings in our proof system comes from the fact that each round has soundness error of $$1{/}n$$ , where n is the number of columns of A. For typical applications, n is a few thousand, and therefore our proof needs to be repeated around 10 times to achieve a soundness error of $$2^{-128}$$ . For concrete parameters, it produces proofs that are around an order of magnitude smaller than those produced using Stern’s approach.
2018
JOFC
2018
EUROCRYPT
2018
EUROCRYPT
2018
CRYPTO
Sub-linear Lattice-Based Zero-Knowledge Arguments for Arithmetic Circuits 📺
We propose the first zero-knowledge argument with sub-linear communication complexity for arithmetic circuit satisfiability over a prime $${p}$$ whose security is based on the hardness of the short integer solution (SIS) problem. For a circuit with $${N}$$ gates, the communication complexity of our protocol is $$O\left( \sqrt{{N}{\lambda }\log ^3{{N}}}\right) $$ , where $${\lambda }$$ is the security parameter. A key component of our construction is a surprisingly simple zero-knowledge proof for pre-images of linear relations whose amortized communication complexity depends only logarithmically on the number of relations being proved. This latter protocol is a substantial improvement, both theoretically and in practice, over the previous results in this line of research of Damgård et al. (CRYPTO 2012), Baum et al. (CRYPTO 2016), Cramer et al. (EUROCRYPT 2017) and del Pino and Lyubashevsky (CRYPTO 2017), and we believe it to be of independent interest.
2018
TCHES
CRYSTALS-Dilithium: A Lattice-Based Digital Signature Scheme
In this paper, we present the lattice-based signature scheme Dilithium, which is a component of the CRYSTALS (Cryptographic Suite for Algebraic Lattices) suite that was submitted to NIST’s call for post-quantum cryptographic standards. The design of the scheme avoids all uses of discrete Gaussian sampling and is easily implementable in constant-time. For the same security levels, our scheme has a public key that is 2.5X smaller than the previously most efficient lattice-based schemes that did not use Gaussians, while having essentially the same signature size. In addition to the new design, we significantly improve the running time of the main component of many lattice-based constructions – the number theoretic transform. Our AVX2-based implementation results in a speed-up of roughly a factor of 2 over the previously best algorithms that appear in the literature. The techniques for obtaining this speed-up also have applications to other lattice-based schemes.
2017
EUROCRYPT
2017
CRYPTO
2016
ASIACRYPT
2016
JOFC
2016
PKC
2015
EPRINT
2015
PKC
2015
EUROCRYPT
2014
ASIACRYPT
2014
ASIACRYPT
2013
CRYPTO
2013
CRYPTO
2013
EUROCRYPT
2012
EUROCRYPT
Lattice Signatures without Trapdoors 📺
Vadim Lyubashevsky
2012
EUROCRYPT
2012
PKC
2012
CHES
2012
FSE
2010
TCC
2010
EUROCRYPT
2009
ASIACRYPT
2009
CRYPTO
2008
TCC
2008
PKC
2008
FSE

Program Committees

Crypto 2019
Crypto 2017
PKC 2017
Eurocrypt 2016
PKC 2014
Crypto 2013
Eurocrypt 2013
TCC 2012
PKC 2012
Eurocrypt 2011
TCC 2011
PKC 2010
Asiacrypt 2010