International Association for Cryptologic Research

International Association
for Cryptologic Research


Bin-Tsan Hsieh


On the Security of Some Proxy Signature Schemes
Hung-Min Sun Bin-Tsan Hsieh
Digital signature scheme is an important research topic in cryptography. An ordinary digital signature scheme allows a signer to create signatures of documents and the generated signatures can be verified by any person. A proxy signature scheme, a variation of ordinary digital signature scheme, enables a proxy signer to sign messages on behalf of the original signer. To be used in different applications, many proxy signatures were proposed. In this paper, we review Lee et al.'s strong proxy signature scheme, multi-proxy signature scheme, and its application to a secure mobile agent, Shum and Wei's privacy protected strong proxy signature scheme, and Park and Lee's nominative proxy signature scheme, and show that all these proxy signature schemes are insecure against the original signer's forgery. In other words, these schemes do not possess the unforgeability property which is a desired security requirement for a proxy signature scheme.
Security Analysis of Shim's Authenticated Key Agreement Protocols from Pairings
Hung-Min Sun Bin-Tsan Hsieh
Recently, Shim proposed a tripartite authenticated key agreement protocol from Weil pairing to overcome the security flaw in Joux's protocol. Later, Shim also proposed an ID-based authenticated key agreement protocol which is an improvement of Smart's protocol in order to provide the forward secrecy. In this paper, we show that these two protocols are insecure against the key-compromise impersonation attack and the man-in-the-middle attack respectively.


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