Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2018/312

Multilinear maps via secret ring

Chunsheng Gu

Abstract: Garg, Gentry and Halevi (GGH13) described the first candidate multilinear maps using ideal lattices. However, Hu and Jia recently presented an efficient attack on the GGH13 map, which breaks the multipartite key exchange (MPKE) and witness encryption (WE) based on GGH13. In this work, we describe a new variant of GGH13 using secret ring, which preserves the origin functionality of GGH13. The security of our variant depends upon the following new hardness problem. Given the determinant of the circular matrix of some element in a secret ring, the problem is to find this secret ring and reconstruct this element.

Category / Keywords: public-key cryptography / Multilinear maps, ideal lattices, multipartite key exchange, witness encryption, zeroizing attack

Date: received 3 Apr 2018, last revised 3 Apr 2018

Contact author: chunsheng_gu at 163 com

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