ANALYSIS OF SNOW 3G⊕ RESYNCHRONIZATION MECHANISM

Alex Biryukov, Deike Priemuth-Schmid, Bin Zhang

Abstract

The stream cipher SNOW3G designed in 2006 by ETSI/SAGE is a base algorithm for the second set of 3GPP confidentiality and integrity algorithms. This paper is the first attempt of cryptanalysis of this algorithm in the public literature. We look at SNOW 3G in which two modular additions are replaced by xors, which is called SNOW 3G⊕. We show that the feedback from the FSM to the LFSR is very important, since we can break a version without such a feedback using a pair of known IVs with practical complexities (257 time and 233 keystream). We then extend this technique into a differential chosen IV attack on SNOW 3G⊕ and show how to break 16 out of 33 rounds with the feedback.

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Biryukov A., Priemuth-Schmid D. and Zhang B. (2010). ANALYSIS OF SNOW 3G⊕ RESYNCHRONIZATION MECHANISM . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Security and Cryptography - Volume 1: SECRYPT, (ICETE 2010) ISBN 978-989-8425-18-8, pages 327-333. DOI: 10.5220/0002926603270333


in Bibtex Style

@conference{secrypt10,
author={Alex Biryukov and Deike Priemuth-Schmid and Bin Zhang},
title={ANALYSIS OF SNOW 3G⊕ RESYNCHRONIZATION MECHANISM},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Security and Cryptography - Volume 1: SECRYPT, (ICETE 2010)},
year={2010},
pages={327-333},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002926603270333},
isbn={978-989-8425-18-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Security and Cryptography - Volume 1: SECRYPT, (ICETE 2010)
TI - ANALYSIS OF SNOW 3G⊕ RESYNCHRONIZATION MECHANISM
SN - 978-989-8425-18-8
AU - Biryukov A.
AU - Priemuth-Schmid D.
AU - Zhang B.
PY - 2010
SP - 327
EP - 333
DO - 10.5220/0002926603270333