Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2002/034

An OAEP Variant With a Tight Security Proof

Jakob Jonsson

Abstract: We introduce the OAEP++ encoding method, which is an adaptation of the OAEP encoding method, replacing the last step of the encoding operation with an application of a block cipher such as AES. We demonstrate that if $f$ is a one-way trapdoor function that is hard to invert, then OAEP++ combined with $f$ is secure against an IND-CCA2 adversary in the random oracle model. Moreover, the security reduction is tight; an adversary against $f$-OAEP++ can be extended to an $f$-inverter with a running time linear in the number of oracle queries.

Category / Keywords: public-key cryptography / RSA , public-key cryptography

Publication Info: This paper has not been published elsewhere.

Date: received 18 Mar 2002

Contact author: jjonsson at rsasecurity com

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