Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2022/195

Quantum and Classical Algorithms for Bounded Distance Decoding

Richard Allen and Ratip Emin Berker and Sílvia Casacuberta and Michael Gul

Abstract: In this paper, we provide a comprehensive overview of a recent debate over the quantum versus classical solvability of bounded distance decoding (BDD). Specifically, we review the work of Eldar and Hallgren [EH22], [Hal21] demonstrating a quantum algorithm solving $\lambda_1 2^{-\Omega(\sqrt{k \log q})}$-BDD in polynomial time for lattices of periodicity $q$, finite group rank $k$, and shortest lattice vector length $\lambda_1$. Subsequently, we prove the results of [DvW21a], [DvW21b] with far greater detail and elaboration than in the original work. Namely, we show that there exists a deterministic, classical algorithm achieving the same result.

Category / Keywords: public-key cryptography / Lattices, BDD, LLL, Cryptanalysis, Quantum Cryptography

Date: received 18 Feb 2022

Contact author: richrossallen at gmail com

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