## Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2009/378

Detectable correlations in Edon-R

Peter Novotney and Niels Ferguson

Abstract: The Edon-R compression function has a large set of useful differentials that produce easily detectable output bit biases. We show how to construct such differentials, and use them to create a distinguisher for Edon-R-512 that requires around $2^{54}$ compression function evaluations (or $2^{28}$ evaluations after a pre-computation of $2^{66}$ evaluations). The differentials can also be used to attack a variety of MAC and KDF constructions when they use Edon-R-512.

Category / Keywords: secret-key cryptography / hash functions