Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2021/1371

A Generic Construction of CCA-secure Attribute-based Encryption with Equality Test

Kyoichi Asano and Keita Emura and Atsushi Takayasu and Yohei Watanabe

Abstract: Attribute-based encryption with equality test ($\mathsf{ABEET}$) is an extension of the ordinary attribute-based encryption ($\mathsf{ABE}$), where trapdoors enable us to check whether two ciphertexts are encryptions of the same message. Thus far, several CCA-secure $\mathsf{ABEET}$ schemes have been proposed for monotone span programs satisfying selective security under $q$-type assumptions. In this paper, we propose a generic construction of CCA-secure $\mathsf{ABEET}$ from delegatable $\mathsf{ABE}$. Specifically, our construction is an attribute-based extension of Lee et al.'s generic construction of identity-based encryption with equality test from hierarchical identity-based encryption. Even as far as we know, there are various delegatable $\mathsf{ABE}$ schemes. Therefore, we obtain various $\mathsf{ABEET}$ schemes with new properties that have not been achieved before such as various predicates, adaptive security, standard assumptions, compact ciphertexts/secret keys, and lattice-based constructions.

Category / Keywords: public-key cryptography / attribute-based encryption, equality test, chosen-ciphertext security, generic construction

Date: received 11 Oct 2021

Contact author: k asano at uec ac jp, k-emura at nict go jp, takayasu-a at g ecc u-tokyo ac jp, watanabe at uec ac jp

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