Additional Parameter sets for LMS Hash-Based Signatures
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Crypto Forum Research Group                                   S. Fluhrer
Internet-Draft                                             Cisco Systems
Intended status: Informational                                   Q. Dang
Expires: March 18, 2020                                             NIST
                                                      September 15, 2019

        Additional Parameter sets for LMS Hash-Based Signatures
                  draft-fluhrer-lms-more-parm-sets-00

Abstract

   This note extends LMS (RFC 8554) by defining parameter sets by
   including additional hash functions.  Hese include hash functions
   that result in signatures with significantly smaller than the
   signatures using the current parameter sets, and should have
   sufficient security.

   This document is a product of the Crypto Forum Research Group (CFRG)
   in the IRTF.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.1.  Disclaimer  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Conventions Used In This Document . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Additional Hash Function Definitions  . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     3.1.  192 bit Hash Function based on SHA256 . . . . . . . . . .   3
     3.2.  256 bit Hash Function based on SHAKE256 . . . . . . . . .   3
     3.3.  192 bit Hash Function based on SHAKE256 . . . . . . . . .   4
   4.  Additional LM-OTS Parameter Sets  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   5.  Additional LM Parameter Sets  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   6.  Comparisons of 192 bit and 256 bit parameter sets . . . . . .   6
   7.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   8.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     8.1.  Note on the version of SHAKE  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   9.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     9.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     9.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   Appendix A.  Test Cases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11

1.  Introduction

   Stateful hash based signatures have small private and public keys,
   are efficient to compute, and are believed to have excellent
   security.  One disadvantage is that the signatures they produce tend
   to be somewhat large (possibly 1k - 4kbytes).  What this draft
   explores are a set of parameter sets to the LMS (RFC8554) stateful
   hash based signature method that reduce the size of the signature
   significantly.

1.1.  Disclaimer

   This document is not intended as legal advice.  Readers are advised
   to consult with their own legal advisers if they would like a legal
   interpretation of their rights.

   The IETF policies and processes regarding intellectual property and
   patents are outlined in [RFC3979] and [RFC4879] and at
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2.  Conventions Used In This Document

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119].

3.  Additional Hash Function Definitions
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