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19:17 [Pub][ePrint] Coarse-grained integer - Smooth? Rough? Both!, by Daniel Loebenberger and Michael Nüsken

  We count ]B, C]-grained, k-factor integers which are simultaneously B-rough and C-smooth and have a fixed number k of prime factors. Our aim is to exploit explicit versions of the prime number theorem as much as possible to get good explicit bounds for the count of such integers. This analysis was inspired by certain inner procedures in the general number field sieve. The result should at least provide some insight in what happens there.

We estimate the given count in terms of some recursively defined functions. Since they are still difficult to handle, only another approximation step reveals their orders.

Finally, we use the obtained bounds to perform numerical experiments that show how good the desired count can be approximated for the parameters of the general number field sieve in the mentioned inspiring application.

19:17 [Pub][ePrint] Preimage and Pseudo-Collision Attacks on Step-Reduced SM3 Hash Function, by Gaoli Wang and Yanzhao Shen

  SM3~\\cite{SM3hf} is the Chinese cryptographic hash standard which was announced in 2010 and designed by Wang $et\\ al.$. It is based on the Merkle-Damg\\r{a}rd design and its compression function can be seen as a block cipher used in Davies-Meyer mode. It uses message block of length 512 bits and outputs hash value of length 256 bits.

This paper studies the security of SM3 hash function against preimage attack and pseudo-collision attack. We propose preimage attacks on 29-step and 30-step SM3, and pseudo-preimage attacks on 31-step and 32-step SM3 out of 64 steps. The complexities of these attacks are $2^{245}$ 29-step operations, $2^{251.1}$ 30-step operations, $2^{245}$ 31-step operations and $2^{251.1}$ 32-step operations, respectively. These (pseudo) preimage attacks are all from the first step of the reduced SM3. Meanwhile, these (pseudo) preimage attacks can be converted into pseudo-collision attacks on SM3 reduced to 29 steps, 30 steps, 31 steps and 32 steps with complexities of $2^{122}$, $2^{125.1}$, $2^{122}$ and $2^{125.1}$ respectively. As far as we know, the previously best known preimage attacks on SM3 cover 28 steps (from the first step) and 30 steps (from the 7-th step), and there is no publicly published result on (pseudo) collision attack on SM3.

19:17 [Pub][ePrint] A unidirectional conditional proxy re-encryption scheme based on non-monotonic access structure, by Bin Wang

  Recently, Fang et al. [6] introduced an interactive(bidirectional) conditional proxy re-encryption(C-PRE) scheme such that a proxy can only convert ciphertexts that satisfy access policy set by a delegator. Their scheme supports monotonic access policy expressed by \"OR\" and \"AND\" gates. In addition, their scheme is called interactive since generation of re-encryption keys requires interaction between the delegator and delegatee. In this paper, we study the problem of constructing a unidirectional(non-interactive) C-PRE scheme supporting non-monotonic access policy expressed by \"NOT\", \"OR\" and \"AND\" gates. A security model for unidirectional C-PRE schemes is also proposed in this paper. To yield a unidirectional C-PRE scheme supporting non-monotonic access policy, we extend the unidirectional PRE scheme presented by Libert et al. [8] by using the ideas from the non-monotonic attributed based encryption (ABE) scheme presented by Ostrovsky et al. [9]. Furthermore, the security of our C-PRE scheme is proved under the modified 3-weak Decision Bilinear Diffie-Hellman Inversion assumption in the standard model.

19:17 [Pub][ePrint] Practical Covertly Secure MPC for Dishonest Majority - or: Breaking the SPDZ Limits, by Ivan Damgard and Marcel Keller and Enrique Larraia and Valerio Pastro and Peter Scholl and Nigel P. Smart

  SPDZ (pronounced \"Speedz\") is the nickname of the MPC protocol of Damg°ard et al. from Crypto 2012. SPDZ provided various efficiency innovations on both the theoretical and practical sides compared to previous work in the preprocessing model. In this paper we both resolve a number of open problems with SPDZ; and present several

theoretical and practical improvements to the protocol.

In detail, we start by designing and implementing a covertly secure key generation protocol for distributed BGV secret keys. In prior work this was assumed to be provided by a given setup functionality. Protocols for distributingBGV secret keys are likely to be of wider applicability than to the SPDZ protocol alone.

We then construct both a covertly and actively secure preprocessing phase, both of which compare favourably with previous work in terms of efficiency and provable security. We also build a new online phase, which solves a major problem of the SPDZ protocol: namely prior to this work preprocessed data could be used for only one function evaluation and then had to be recomputed from scratch for the next evaluation, while our online phase can support reactive functionalities. This improvement comes mainly from the fact that our construction does not require players to reveal the MAC keys to check correctness of MAC\'d values.

Since our focus is also on practical instantiations, our implementation offloads as much computation as possible into the preprocessing phase, thus resulting in a faster online phase. Moreover, a better analysis of the parameters of the underlying cryptoscheme and a more specific choice of the field where computation is performed allow us to obtain a better optimized implementation. Improvements are also due to the fact that our construction is in the random oracle model, and the practical implementation is multi-threaded.

19:10 [Event][New] ProvSec 2013: The Seventh International Conference on Provable Security

  Submission: 23 May 2013
Notification: 23 July 2013
From October 23 to October 25
Location: Melaka, Malaysia
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16:17 [Pub][ePrint] Bit-Parallel $GF(2^{n})$ Squarer Using Shifted Polynomial Basis, by Xi Xiong and Haining Fan

  We present explicit formulae and complexities of bit-parallel shifted polynomial basis (SPB)

squarers in finite field $GF(2^{n})$s generated by general irreducible trinomials

$x^{n}+x^{k}+1$ ($0< k

16:17 [Pub][ePrint] Efficient Group Signatures in the Standard Model, by Laila el Aimani and Olivier Sanders

  In a group signature scheme, group members are able to sign on behalf of the group. Since the introduction of this cryptographic authentication mechanism, several schemes have been proposed

but only few of them enjoy a security in the standard model. Moreover, those provided in the standard model suffer the recourse to non standard-assumptions, or the expensive cost and bandwidth of the resulting signature.

We provide three practical group signature schemes that are provably secure in the standard model under standard assumptions. The three schemes permit dynamic enrollment of new members while keeping a constant size for both keys and group signatures, and they improve the state-of-the art by several orders of magnitude.

16:17 [Pub][ePrint] Efficient Group Key Management Schemes for Multicast Dynamic Communication Systems, by Muhammad Yasir Malik

  Key management in multicast dynamic groups, where users can leave or join at their ease is one of the most crucial and essential part of secure communication. Various efficient management strategies have been proposed during last decade that aim to decrease encryption costs and transmission overheads. In this report, two different types of key management schemes are proposed. First proposed scheme is based on One-way function tree (OFT).

The proposed scheme fulfills the security gaps that have been pointed out in recent years. Second proposed scheme is based on logical key hierarchy (LKH). This proposed scheme provides better performance for, rather inflexible and expensive, LKH scheme.

16:17 [Pub][ePrint] SCAPI: The Secure Computation Application Programming Interface, by Yael Ejgenberg and Moriya Farbstein and Meital Levy and Yehuda Lindell

  Secure two-party and multiparty computation has long stood at the center of the foundations of theoretical cryptography. Recently, however, interest has grown regarding the efficiency of such protocols and their application in practice. As a result, there has been significant progress on this problem and it is possible to actually carry out secure computation for non-trivial tasks on reasonably large inputs. Part of this research goal of making secure computation practical has also involved \\emph{implementations}. Such implementations are of importance for two reasons: first, they demonstrate the real efficiency of known and new protocols; second, they deepen our understanding regarding where the bottlenecks in efficiency lie. However, it is very hard to compare between implementations by different research groups since they are carried out on different platforms and using different infrastructures. In addition, most implementations have been carried out without the goal of code reuse, and so are not helpful to other researchers. The difficulty of beginning implementation projects is further compounded by the fact that existing cryptographic libraries (like openSSL, Bouncy Castle, and others) are tailored for tasks like encryption, authentication and key-exchange, and not for secure computation. We have developed SCAPI in order to address these problems. SCAPI is an \\emph{open-source} general library tailored for secure computation implementations. Our aim in developing SCAPI has been to provide a flexible and efficient infrastructure for secure computation implementations, that is both easy to use and robust. Great care has been taken in the design of the library, in writing clean code, and in documentation. We hope that this library will be useful to the community interested in implementations of secure protocols, and will help to promote the goal of making secure computation practical.

16:17 [Pub][ePrint] On the Security of TLS Renegotiation, by Florian Giesen and Florian Kohlar and Douglas Stebila

  The Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol is the most widely used security protocol on the Internet. It supports negotiation of a wide variety of cryptographic primitives through different cipher suites, various modes of client authentication, and additional features such as session resumption and renegotiation. Despite its widespread use, only recently has the full TLS protocol been proven secure, and only then a single ciphersuite family (TLS_DHE_DSS_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA) with no additional features. These additional features have been the cause of practical attacks on TLS. In 2009, Ray and Dispensa demonstrated how TLS renegotiation allows an attacker to splice together its own session with that of a victim, resulting in a man-in-the-middle attack on TLS-reliant applications such as HTTP. TLS was subsequently patched with two defence mechanisms for protection against this attack.

We present the first formal treatment of renegotiation in secure channel establishment protocols. We add optional renegotiation to the authenticated and confidential channel establishment model of Jager et al., an adaptation of the Bellare--Rogaway authenticated key exchange model. We describe the attack of Ray and Dispensa on TLS within our model. Although the two proposed fixes for TLS do not achieve our strongest notion of security, they do achieve a weaker but still reasonable security notion, and TLS can be easily adjusted to achieve that stronger level of security.

14:54 [Event][New] TRUST '13: 6th International Conference on Trust & Trustworthy Computing

  Submission: 15 February 2013
Notification: 22 March 2013
From June 17 to June 19
Location: London, UK
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