## REACT: Rapid Enhanced-security Asymmetric Cryptosystem Transform (2001)

Venue: | CT-RSA 2001, volume 2020 of LNCS |

Citations: | 76 - 21 self |

### BibTeX

@INPROCEEDINGS{Okamoto01react:rapid,

author = {Tatsuaki Okamoto and David Pointcheval},

title = {REACT: Rapid Enhanced-security Asymmetric Cryptosystem Transform},

booktitle = {CT-RSA 2001, volume 2020 of LNCS},

year = {2001},

pages = {159--175},

publisher = {Springer-Verlag}

}

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### Abstract

Abstract. Seven years after the optimal asymmetric encryption padding (OAEP) which makes chosen-ciphertext secure encryption scheme from any trapdoor one-way permutation (but whose unique application is RSA), this paper presents REACT, a new conversion which applies to any weakly secure cryptosystem, in the random oracle model: it is optimal from both the computational and the security points of view. Indeed, the overload is negligible, since it just consists of two more hashings for both encryption and decryption, and the reduction is very tight. Furthermore, advantages of REACT beyond OAEP are numerous: 1. it is more general since it applies to any partially trapdoor one-way function (a.k.a. weakly secure public-key encryption scheme) and therefore provides security relative to RSA but also to the Diffie-Hellman problem or the factorization; 2. it is possible to integrate symmetric encryption (block and stream ciphers) to reach very high speed rates; 3. it provides a key distribution with session key encryption, whose overall scheme achieves chosen-ciphertext security even with weakly secure symmetric scheme. Therefore, REACT could become a new alternative to OAEP, and even reach security relative to factorization, while allowing symmetric integration.