Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2004/018

Corrections of the NIST Statistical Test Suite for Randomness

Song-Ju Kim and Ken Umeno and Akio Hasegawa

Abstract: It is well known that the NIST statistical test suite was used for the evaluation of AES candidate algorithms. We have found that the test setting of Discrete Fourier Transform test and Lempel-Ziv test of this test suite are wrong. We give four corrections of mistakes in the test settings. This suggests that re-evaluation of the test results should be needed.

Category / Keywords: pseudo-randomness, AES

Date: received 26 Jan 2004

Contact author: songju at crl go jp

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