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All-But-Many Lossy Trapdoor Functions and Selective Opening Chosen-Ciphertext Security from LWE

Abstract : Selective opening (SO) security refers to adversaries that receive a number of ciphertexts and, after having corrupted a subset of the senders (thus obtaining the plaintexts and the senders' random coins), aim at breaking the security of remaining ciphertexts. So far, very few public-key encryption schemes are known to provide simulation-based selective opening (SIM-SO-CCA2) security under chosen-ciphertext attacks and most of them encrypt messages bit-wise. The only exceptions to date rely on all-but-many lossy trapdoor functions (as introduced by Hofheinz; Eurocrypt'12) and the Composite Residuosity assumption. In this paper, we describe the first all-but-many lossy trapdoor function with security relying on the presumed hardness of the Learning-With-Errors problem (LWE) with standard parameters. Our construction exploits homomorphic computations on lattice trapdoors for lossy LWE matrices. By carefully embedding a lattice trapdoor in lossy public keys, we are able to prove SIM-SO-CCA2 security under the LWE assumption. As a result of independent interest, we describe a variant of our scheme whose multi-challenge CCA2 security tightly relates to the hardness of LWE and the security of a pseudo-random function.
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Benoît Libert, Amin Sakzad, Damien Stehlé, Ron Steinfeld. All-But-Many Lossy Trapdoor Functions and Selective Opening Chosen-Ciphertext Security from LWE. Crypto 2017 - 37th International Cryptology Conference, Aug 2017, Santa Barbara, United States. pp.332 - 364, ⟨10.1007/978-3-662-53018-4_18⟩. ⟨hal-01621025⟩

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