Attacking Power Generators Using Unravelled Linearization: When Do We Output Too Much? [chapter]

Mathias Herrmann, Alexander May
2009 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
We look at iterated power generators si = s e i−1 mod N for a random seed s0 ∈ ZN that in each iteration output a certain amount of bits. We show that heuristically an output of (1 − 1 e ) log N most significant bits per iteration allows for efficient recovery of the whole sequence. This means in particular that the Blum-Blum-Shub generator should be used with an output of less than half of the bits per iteration and the RSA generator with e = 3 with less than a 1 3 -fraction of the bits. Our
more » ... thod is lattice-based and introduces a new technique, which combines the benefits of two techniques, namely the method of linearization and the method of Coppersmith for finding small roots of polynomial equations. We call this new technique unravelled linearization.
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-10366-7_29 fatcat:q6o3vntccvcu3iqlxgklqbxhky