An Efficient CCA2-Secure Variant of the McEliece Cryptosystem in the Standard Model [article]

Roohallah Rastaghi
2013 arXiv   pre-print
Recently, a few chosen-ciphertext secure (CCA2-secure) variants of the McEliece public-key encryption (PKE) scheme in the standard model were introduced. All the proposed schemes are based on encryption repetition paradigm and use general transformation from CPA-secure scheme to a CCA2-secure one. Therefore, the resulting encryption scheme needs separate encryption and has large key size compared to the original scheme, which complex public key size problem in the code-based PKE schemes. Thus,
more » ... he proposed schemes are not sufficiently efficient to be used in practice. In this work, we propose an efficient CCA2-secure variant of the McEliece PKE scheme in the standard model. The main novelty is that, unlike previous approaches, our approach is a generic conversion and can be applied to any one-way trapdoor function (OW-TDF), the lowest-level security notion in the context of public-key cryptography, resolving a big fundamental and central problem that has remained unsolved in the past two decades.
arXiv:1302.0347v4 fatcat:xob7a65jmbauplgws5mzjxaede