Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2013/506

A Formal Proof of Countermeasures Against Fault Injection Attacks on CRT-RSA

Pablo Rauzy and Sylvain Guilley

Abstract: In this article, we describe a methodology that aims at either breaking or proving the security of CRT-RSA implementations against fault injection attacks. In the specific case-study of the BellCoRe attack, our work bridges a gap between formal proofs and implementation-level attacks. We apply our results to three implementations of CRT-RSA, namely the unprotected one, that of Shamir, and that of Aumüller et al. Our findings are that many attacks are possible on both the unprotected and the Shamir implementations, while the implementation of Aumüller et al. is resistant to all single-fault attacks. It is also resistant to double-fault attacks if we consider the less powerful threat-model of its authors.

Category / Keywords: RSA, CRT, fault injection, BellCoRe attack, formal proof, OCaml

Original Publication (in the same form): Journal of Cryptographic Engineering

Date: received 16 Aug 2013, last revised 30 Jan 2014

Contact author: rauzy at enst fr

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Note: This is the final version of the paper, which was first published in PROOFS 2013 and then in extended version in the Journal of Cryptographic Engineering (DOI is 10.1007/s13389-013-0065-3), submitted here for self-archiving (green Open Access) under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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