Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2018/996

Wave: A New Code-Based Signature Scheme

Thomas Debris-Alazard and Nicolas Sendrier and Jean-Pierre Tillich

Abstract: We present here Wave the first ``hash-and-sign'' code-based signature scheme which strictly follows the GPV strategy [GPV08]. It uses the family of ternary generalized $(U,U+V)$ codes. We prove that Wave achieves {\em existential unforgeability under adaptive chosen message attacks} (EUF-CMA) in the random oracle model (ROM) with a tight reduction to two assumptions from coding theory: one is a distinguishing problem that is related to the trapdoor we insert in our scheme, the other one is DOOM, a multiple target version of syndrome decoding. The algorithm produces uniformly distributed signatures through a suitable rejection sampling. Our scheme enjoys efficient signature and verification algorithms. For 128 bits of classical security, signature are $8$ thousand bits long and the public key size is slightly smaller than one megabyte. Furthermore, with our current choice of parameters, the rejection rate is limited to one rejection every 3 or 4 signatures.

Category / Keywords: public-key cryptography / Code-based Cryptography, Signature Scheme, GPV, Security Proof, Decoding Algorithm

Date: received 16 Oct 2018

Contact author: thomas debris at inria fr

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