Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2020/1255

Boolean Ring Cryptographic Equation Solving

Sean Murphy and Maura Paterson and Christine Swart

Abstract: This paper considers multivariate polynomial equation systems over GF(2) that have a small number of solutions. This paper gives a new method EGHAM2 for solving such systems of equations that uses the properties of the Boolean quotient ring to potentially reduce memory and time complexity relative to existing XL-type or Groebner basis algorithms applied in this setting. This paper also establishes a direct connection between solving such a multivariate polynomial equation system over GF(2), an MQ problem, and an instance of the LPN problem.

Category / Keywords: MQ problem, XL algorithm, Groebner basis, Boolean ring, LPN problem.

Original Publication (in the same form): to appear in SAC2020

Date: received 9 Oct 2020, last revised 25 Nov 2020

Contact author: s murphy at rhul ac uk

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Version: 20201125:101249 (All versions of this report)

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