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Blackbox analysis of the blockcipherbased hashfunction constructions from pgv
 In Advances in Cryptology – CRYPTO ’02 (2002
, 2002
"... Abstract. Preneel, Govaerts, and Vandewalle [6] considered the 64 most basic ways to construct a hash function H: {0, 1} ∗ →{0, 1} n from a block cipher E: {0, 1} n ×{0, 1} n →{0, 1} n. They regarded 12 of these 64 schemes as secure, though no proofs or formal claims were given. The remaining 52 sc ..."
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Abstract. Preneel, Govaerts, and Vandewalle [6] considered the 64 most basic ways to construct a hash function H: {0, 1} ∗ →{0, 1} n from a block cipher E: {0, 1} n ×{0, 1} n →{0, 1} n. They regarded 12 of these 64 schemes as secure, though no proofs or formal claims were given. The remaining 52 schemes were shown to be subject to various attacks. Here we provide a formal and quantitative treatment of the 64 constructions considered by PGV. We prove that, in a blackbox model, the 12 schemes that PGV singled out as secure really are secure: we give tight upper and lower bounds on their collision resistance. Furthermore, by stepping outside of the MerkleDamg˚ard approach to analysis, we show that an additional 8 of the 64 schemes are just as collision resistant (up to a small constant) as the first group of schemes. Nonetheless, we are able to differentiate among the 20 collisionresistant schemes by bounding their security as oneway functions. We suggest that proving blackbox bounds, of the style given here, is a feasible and useful step for understanding the security of any blockcipherbased hashfunction construction. 1
Constructing cryptographic hash functions from fixedkey blockciphers. Full version of this paper
, 2008
"... Abstract. We propose a family of compression functions built from fixedkey blockciphers and investigate their collision and preimage security in the idealcipher model. The constructions have security approaching and in many cases equaling the security upper bounds found in previous work of the aut ..."
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Abstract. We propose a family of compression functions built from fixedkey blockciphers and investigate their collision and preimage security in the idealcipher model. The constructions have security approaching and in many cases equaling the security upper bounds found in previous work of the authors [24]. In particular, we describe a 2nbit to nbit compression function using three nbit permutation calls that has collision security N 0.5,whereN =2 n, and we describe 3nbit to 2nbit compression functions using five and six permutation calls and having collision security of at least N 0.55 and N 0.63. Key words: blockcipherbased hashing, collisionresistant hashing, compression functions, cryptographic hash functions, idealcipher model. 1
The security of abreastdm in the ideal cipher model
"... Abstract. In this paper, we give a security proof for AbreastDM in terms of collision resistance and preimage resistance. As old as TandemDM, the compression function AbreastDM is one of the most wellknown constructions for double block length compression functions. The bounds on the number of q ..."
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Abstract. In this paper, we give a security proof for AbreastDM in terms of collision resistance and preimage resistance. As old as TandemDM, the compression function AbreastDM is one of the most wellknown constructions for double block length compression functions. The bounds on the number of queries for collision resistance and preimage resistance are given by O (2 n). Based on a novel technique using queryresponse cycles, our security proof is simpler than those for MDC2 and TandemDM. We also present a wide class of AbreastDM variants that enjoy a birthdaytype security guarantee with a simple proof. 1
A new mode of operation for block ciphers and lengthpreserving MACs
 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science
, 2008
"... Abstract. We propose a new mode of operation, enciphered CBC, for domain extension of lengthpreserving functions (like block ciphers), which is a variation on the popular CBC mode of operation. Our new mode is twice slower than CBC, but has many (propertypreserving) properties not enjoyed by CBC a ..."
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Abstract. We propose a new mode of operation, enciphered CBC, for domain extension of lengthpreserving functions (like block ciphers), which is a variation on the popular CBC mode of operation. Our new mode is twice slower than CBC, but has many (propertypreserving) properties not enjoyed by CBC and other known modes. Most notably, it yields the first constantrate Variable Input Length (VIL) MAC from any length preserving Fixed Input Length (FIL) MAC. This answers the question of Dodis and Puniya from Eurocrypt 2007. Further, our mode is a secure domain extender for PRFs (with basically the same security as encrypted CBC). This provides a hedge against the security of the block cipher: if the block cipher is pseudorandom, one gets a VILPRF, while if it is “only ” unpredictable, one “at least ” gets a VILMAC. Additionally, our mode yields a VIL random oracle (and, hence, a collisionresistant hash function) when instantiated with lengthpreserving random functions, or even random permutations (which can be queried from both sides). This means that one does not have to rekey the block cipher during the computation, which was critically used in most previous constructions (analyzed in the ideal cipher model). 1
Adaptive Preimage Resistance and Permutationbased Hash Functions. Available at http://eprint.iacr.org/2009/066
"... Abstract. In this paper, we introduce a new notion of security, called adaptive preimage resistance. We prove that a compression function that is collision resistant and adaptive preimage resistant can be combined with a public random function to yield a hash function that is indifferentiable from a ..."
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Abstract. In this paper, we introduce a new notion of security, called adaptive preimage resistance. We prove that a compression function that is collision resistant and adaptive preimage resistant can be combined with a public random function to yield a hash function that is indifferentiable from a random oracle. Specifically, we analyze adaptive preimage resistance of 2nbit to nbit compression functions that use three calls to nbit public random permutations. This analysis also provides a simpler proof of their collision resistance and preimage resistance than the one provided by Rogaway and Steinberger [19]. By using such compression functions as building blocks, we obtain permutationbased pseudorandom oracles that outperform the Sponge construction [4] and the MD6 compression function [9] both in terms of security and efficiency.
Cryptanalysis of Tweaked Versions of SMASH and Reparation
"... Abstract. In this paper, we study the security of permutation based hash functions, i.e. blockcipher based hash functions with fixed keys. SMASH is such a hash function proposed by Knudsen in 2005 and broken the same year by Pramstaller et al. Here we show that the two tweaked versions, proposed soo ..."
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Abstract. In this paper, we study the security of permutation based hash functions, i.e. blockcipher based hash functions with fixed keys. SMASH is such a hash function proposed by Knudsen in 2005 and broken the same year by Pramstaller et al. Here we show that the two tweaked versions, proposed soon after by Knudsen to thwart the attack, can also be attacked in collision in time O(n2 n/3). This time complexity can be reduced to O(2 2 √ n) for the first tweak version, which means an attack against SMASH256 in c ·2 32 for a small constant c. Then, we show that an efficient generalization of SMASH, using two permutations instead of one, can be proved secure against collision in the idealcipher model in Ω(2 n/4) queries to the permutations. In order to analyze the tightness of our proof, we devise a nontrivial attack in O(2 3n/8) queries. Finally, we also prove that our construction is preimage resistant in Ω(2 n/2) queries, which the best security level that can be reached for 2permutation based hash functions, as proved in [12]. 1
The MD6 hash function A proposal to NIST for SHA3
, 2008
"... This report describes and analyzes the MD6 hash function and is part of our submission package for MD6 as an entry in the NIST SHA3 hash function competition 1. Significant features of MD6 include: • Accepts input messages of any length up to 2 64 − 1 bits, and produces message digests of any desir ..."
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This report describes and analyzes the MD6 hash function and is part of our submission package for MD6 as an entry in the NIST SHA3 hash function competition 1. Significant features of MD6 include: • Accepts input messages of any length up to 2 64 − 1 bits, and produces message digests of any desired size from 1 to 512 bits, inclusive, including
On Tweaking LubyRackoff Blockciphers
 In Advances in Cryptology – ASIACRYPT
, 2007
"... Abstract. Tweakable blockciphers, first formalized by Liskov, Rivest, and Wagner [13], are blockciphers with an additional input, the tweak, which allows for variability. An open problem proposed by Liskov et al. is how to construct tweakable blockciphers without using a preexisting blockcipher. Th ..."
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Abstract. Tweakable blockciphers, first formalized by Liskov, Rivest, and Wagner [13], are blockciphers with an additional input, the tweak, which allows for variability. An open problem proposed by Liskov et al. is how to construct tweakable blockciphers without using a preexisting blockcipher. This problem has yet to receive any significant study. There are many natural questions in this area: is it significantly more efficient to incorporate a tweak directly? How do direct constructions compare to existing techniques? Are these direct constructions optimal and for what levels of security? How large of a tweak can be securely added? In this work, we address these questions for LubyRackoff blockciphers. We show that tweakable blockciphers can be created directly from Feistel ciphers, and in some cases show that direct constructions of tweakable blockciphers are more efficient than previously known constructions. 1
Stam’s collision resistance conjecture
 In: EUROCRYPT 2010. LNCS
, 2010
"... Abstract. At CRYPTO 2008 Stam [7] made the following conjecture: if an m + sbit to sbit compression function F makes r calls to a primitive f of nbit input, then a collision for F can be obtained (with high probability) using r2 (nr−m)/(r+1) queries to f. For example, a 2nbit to nbit compressio ..."
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Abstract. At CRYPTO 2008 Stam [7] made the following conjecture: if an m + sbit to sbit compression function F makes r calls to a primitive f of nbit input, then a collision for F can be obtained (with high probability) using r2 (nr−m)/(r+1) queries to f. For example, a 2nbit to nbit compression function making two calls to a random function of nbit input cannot have collision security exceeding 2 n/3. We prove this conjecture up to a constant multiplicative factor and under the condition m ′: = (2m − n(r − 1))/(r + 1) ≥ log 2 (17). This covers nearly all cases r = 1 of the conjecture and the aforementioned example of a 2nbit to nbit compression function making two calls to a primitive of nbit input. 1
On HighRate Cryptographic Compression Functions
 CRYPTOLOGY EPRINT ARCHIVE
, 2005
"... The security of iterated hash functions relies on the properties of underlying compression functions. We study highly efficient compression functions based on block ciphers. We propose a model for highrate compression functions, and give an upper bound for the rate of any collision resistant compres ..."
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The security of iterated hash functions relies on the properties of underlying compression functions. We study highly efficient compression functions based on block ciphers. We propose a model for highrate compression functions, and give an upper bound for the rate of any collision resistant compression function in our model. In addition, we show that natural generalizations of constructions by Preneel, Govaerts, and Vandewalle to the case of rate2 compression functions are not collision resistant.