Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2012/068
Extended Security Arguments for (Ring) Signature Schemes
Sidi Mohamed El Yousfi Alaoui, Özgür Dagdelen, Pascal Véron, David Galindo, and Pierre-Louis Cayrel
Abstract: The well-known forking lemma by Pointcheval and Stern has
been used to prove the security of the so-called generic signature schemes. These signature schemes are obtained via the Fiat-Shamir transform from three-pass identication schemes. A number of five-pass identification protocols have been proposed in the last few years. Extending the forking lemma and the Fiat-Shamir transform would allow to obtain new signature schemes since, unfortunately, these newly proposed schemes fall outside the original framework. In this paper, we provide an extension of the forking lemma in order to assess the security of what we call n-generic signature schemes. These include signature schemes that are derived from certain (2n + 1)-pass identication schemes. We thus obtain a generic methodology for proving the security of a number of signature schemes derived from recently published ve-pass identication protocols, and eventually for (2n+1)-pass identication schemes to come. Finally, we propose a similar extension of the forking lemma for ring signatures originally proposed by Herranz and Sáez.
Category / Keywords: public-key cryptography / (ring) signature scheme, forking lemma, security proof, canonical identication scheme.
Publication Info: In submission
Date: received 16 Feb 2012, last revised 24 Feb 2012
Contact author: elyousfi at cased de
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