Supersingular Isogeny Graphs and Endomorphism Rings: Reductions and Solutions [chapter]

Kirsten Eisenträger, Sean Hallgren, Kristin Lauter, Travis Morrison, Christophe Petit
2018 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In this paper, we study several related computational problems for supersingular elliptic curves, their isogeny graphs, and their endomorphism rings. We prove reductions between the problem of path finding in the -isogeny graph, computing maximal orders isomorphic to the endomorphism ring of a supersingular elliptic curve, and computing the endomorphism ring itself. We also give constructive versions of Deuring's correspondence, which associates to a maximal order in a certain quaternion
more » ... an isomorphism class of supersingular elliptic curves. The reductions are based on heuristics regarding the distribution of norms of elements in quaternion algebras. We show that conjugacy classes of maximal orders have a representative of polynomial size, and we define a way to represent endomorphism ring generators in a way that allows for efficient evaluation at points on the curve. We relate these problems to the security of the Charles-Goren-Lauter hash function. We provide a collision attack for special but natural parameters of the hash function and prove that for general parameters its preimage and collision resistance are also equivalent to the endomorphism ring computation problem. This paper is the result of a merge of [EHM17, PL17].
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-78372-7_11 fatcat:wvs4ee46hbak3plxmpmmlnqsmm