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The Relationship Between Breaking the DiffieHellman Protocol and Computing Discrete Logarithms
, 1998
"... Both uniform and nonuniform results concerning the security of the DiffieHellman keyexchange protocol are proved. First, it is shown that in a cyclic group G of order jGj = Q p e i i , where all the multiple prime factors of jGj are polynomial in log jGj, there exists an algorithm that re ..."
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Both uniform and nonuniform results concerning the security of the DiffieHellman keyexchange protocol are proved. First, it is shown that in a cyclic group G of order jGj = Q p e i i , where all the multiple prime factors of jGj are polynomial in log jGj, there exists an algorithm that reduces the computation of discrete logarithms in G to breaking the DiffieHellman protocol in G and has complexity p maxf(p i )g \Delta (log jGj) O(1) , where (p) stands for the minimum of the set of largest prime factors of all the numbers d in the interval [p \Gamma 2 p p+1; p+2 p p+ 1]. Under the unproven but plausible assumption that (p) is polynomial in log p, this reduction implies that the DiffieHellman problem and the discrete logarithm problem are polynomialtime equivalent in G. Second, it is proved that the DiffieHellman problem and the discrete logarithm problem are equivalent in a uniform sense for groups whose orders belong to certain classes: there exists a p...