Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2009/624
Security Analysis of the PACE Key-Agreement Protocol
Jens Bender and Marc Fischlin and Dennis Kuegler
Abstract: We analyze the Password Authenticated Connection Establishment (PACE) protocol for authenticated key agreement, recently proposed by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) for the
deployment in machine readable travel documents. We show that the PACE protocol is secure in the real-or-random sense of Abdalla, Fouque and Pointcheval, under a number-theoretic assumption related to the
Diffie-Hellman problem and assuming random oracles and ideal ciphers.
Category / Keywords: cryptographic protocols / Password-based Key Agreement
Publication Info: Information Security Conference (ISC) 2009
Date: received 18 Dec 2009
Contact author: marc fischlin at gmail com
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Note: A preliminary and abridged version has appeared at
Information Security Conference (ISC) 2009, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 5735, pp. 33-48, Springer-Verlag, 2009.
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