Generic Attacks on Misty Schemes

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Generic Attacks on Misty Schemes
Abstract. Misty schemes are classic cryptographic schemes used to construct pseudo-random permutations from 2n bits to 2n bits by using d pseudo-random permutations from n bits to n bits. These d permutations will be called the “internal” permutations, and d is the number of rounds of the Misty scheme. Misty schemes are important from a practical point of view since for example, the Kasumi algorithm based on Misty schemes has been adopted as the standard blockcipher in the third generation mobile systems. In this paper we describe the best known “generic” attacks on Misty schemes, i.e. attacks when the internal permutations do not have special properties, or are randomly chosen. We describe known plaintext attacks (KPA), non-adaptive chosen plaintext attacks (CPA-1) and adaptive chosen plaintext and ciphertext attacks (CPCA-2) against these schemes. Some of these attacks were previously known, some are new. One important result of this paper is that we will show that when d = 5...
Valérie Nachef, Jacques Patarin, Joana Treg
Added 29 Jan 2011
Updated 29 Jan 2011
Type Journal
Year 2010
Authors Valérie Nachef, Jacques Patarin, Joana Treger
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