Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2020/884

Leakage-Resilient Inner-Product Functional Encryption in the Bounded-Retrieval Model

Linru Zhang and Xiangning Wang and Yuechen Chen and Siu-Ming Yiu

Abstract: We propose a leakage-resilient inner-product functional encryption scheme (IPFE) in the bounded-retrieval model (BRM). This is the first leakage-resilient functional encryption scheme in the BRM. In our leakage model, an adversary is allowed to obtain at most $l$-bit knowledge from each secret key. And our scheme can flexibly tolerate arbitrarily leakage bound $l$, by only increasing the size of secret keys, while keeping all other parts small and independent of $l$.

Technically, we develop a new notion: Inner-product hash proof system (IP-HPS). IP-HPS is a variant of traditional hash proof systems. Its output of decapsulation is an inner-product value, instead of the encapsulated key. We propose an IP-HPS scheme under DDH-assumption. Then we show how to make an IP-HPS scheme to tolerate $l'$-bit leakage, and we can achieve arbitrary large $l'$ by only increasing the size of secret keys. Finally, we show how to build a leakage-resilient IPFE in the BRM with leakage bound $l=\frac{l'}{n}$ from our IP-HPS scheme.

Category / Keywords: public-key cryptography / Inner-Product Functional Encryption, Bounded-Retrieval Model, Hash Proof System

Original Publication (with major differences): Will appear in ICICS 2020 proceedings

Date: received 13 Jul 2020

Contact author: smyiu at cs hku hk

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