Using the Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) Brainpool Curves for the Internet Key Exchange Protocol Version 2 (IKEv2)
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Network Working Group J. Merkle InternetDraft secunet Security Networks Intended status: Informational M. Lochter Expires: October 25, 2013 Bundesamt fuer Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (BSI) April 23, 2013 Using the ECC Brainpool Curves for IKEv2 Key Exchange draftmerkleikev2kebrainpool06 Abstract This document specifies the use of ECC Brainpool elliptic curve groups for key exchange in the Internet Key Exchange version 2 (IKEv2) protocol. Status of This Memo This InternetDraft is submitted in full conformance with the provisions of BCP 78 and BCP 79. InternetDrafts are working documents of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). Note that other groups may also distribute working documents as InternetDrafts. The list of current Internet Drafts is at http://datatracker.ietf.org/drafts/current/. InternetDrafts are draft documents valid for a maximum of six months and may be updated, replaced, or obsoleted by other documents at any time. It is inappropriate to use InternetDrafts as reference material or to cite them other than as "work in progress." This InternetDraft will expire on October 25, 2013. Copyright Notice Copyright (c) 2013 IETF Trust and the persons identified as the document authors. All rights reserved. This document is subject to BCP 78 and the IETF Trust's Legal Provisions Relating to IETF Documents (http://trustee.ietf.org/licenseinfo) in effect on the date of publication of this document. Please review these documents carefully, as they describe your rights and restrictions with respect to this document. Code Components extracted from this document must include Simplified BSD License text as described in Section 4.e of the Trust Legal Provisions and are provided without warranty as described in the Simplified BSD License. Merkle & Lochter Expires October 25, 2013 [Page 1] InternetDraft Brainpool Curves for IKEv2 Key Exchange April 2013 Table of Contents 1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 1.1. Requirements Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 2. IKEv2 Key Exchange using the ECC Brainpool Curves . . . . . . 4 2.1. DiffieHellman Group Transform IDs . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 2.2. Using the Twisted Brainpool Curves Internally . . . . . . 4 2.3. Key Exchange Payload and Shared Secret . . . . . . . . . . 4 3. Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 4. IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 5. References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 5.1. Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 5.2. Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Appendix A. Test Vectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 A.1. 224 Bit Curve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 A.2. 256 Bit Curve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 A.3. 384 Bit Curve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 A.4. 512 Bit Curve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Merkle & Lochter Expires October 25, 2013 [Page 2] InternetDraft Brainpool Curves for IKEv2 Key Exchange April 2013 1. Introduction In [RFC5639], a new set of elliptic curve groups over finite prime fields for use in cryptographic applications was specified. These groups, denoted as ECC Brainpool curves, were generated in a verifiably pseudorandom way and comply with the security requirements of relevant standards from ISO [ISO1] [ISO2], ANSI [ANSI1], NIST [FIPS], and SecG [SEC2]. While the ASN.1 object identifiers defined in RFC 5639 allow usage of the ECC Brainpool curves in certificates and certificate revocation lists, their utilization for key exchange in IKEv2 [RFC5996] requires the definition and assignment of additional DiffieHellman Group Transform IDs in the respective IANA registry. This document specifies tranform IDs for four curves from RFC 5639 as well as the encoding of the key exchange payload and derivation of the shared secret when using one of these curves. 1.1. Requirements Language 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]. Merkle & Lochter Expires October 25, 2013 [Page 3] InternetDraft Brainpool Curves for IKEv2 Key Exchange April 2013 2. IKEv2 Key Exchange using the ECC Brainpool Curves 2.1. DiffieHellman Group Transform IDs In order to use the ECC Brainpool curves for key exchange within IKEv2, the DiffieHellman Group Transform IDs (Transform Type 4) listed in the following table are to be registered with IANA [IANAIKE2]. The parameters associated with these curves are defined in RFC 5639 [RFC5639]. +++  Curve  Transform ID  +++  brainpoolP224r1  27      brainpoolP256r1  28      brainpoolP384r1  29      brainpoolP512r1  30  +++ Table 1 Test vectors for the groups defined by the ECC Brainpool curves are provided in Appendix A 2.2. Using the Twisted Brainpool Curves Internally In [RFC5639] for each random curve, a "twisted curve" (defined by a quadratic twist, see [HMV]) is defined offering the same level of security but potentially allowing more efficient arithmetic due to the curve parameter A = 3. The transform IDs listed in Table 1 also allow using the twisted curve corresponding to the specified random curve: points (x,y) of any curve listed in can be efficiently transformed to the corresponding point (x',y') on the twisted curve of same bit length  and vice versa  by setting (x',y') = (x*Z^2, y*Z^3) with the coefficient Z specified for that curve in [RFC5639]. 2.3. Key Exchange Payload and Shared Secret For the encoding of the key exchange payload and the derivation of the shared secret, the methods specified in [RFC5903] are adopted. In an ECP key exchange in IKEv2, the DiffieHellman public value passed in a KE payload consists of two components, x and y, corresponding to the coordinates of an elliptic curve point. Each component MUST be computed from the corresponding coordinate using Merkle & Lochter Expires October 25, 2013 [Page 4] InternetDraft Brainpool Curves for IKEv2 Key Exchange April 2013 the FieldElementtoOctetString conversion method specified in [SEC1] and MUST have bit length as indicated in Table 2. This length is enforced by the FieldElementtoOctetString conversion method, if necessary, by prepending the value with zeros. Note: The FieldElementtoOctetString conversion method specified in [SEC1] is equivalent to applying the conversion between integers and octet strings of Section 6 of [RFC6090] after representing the field element as integer in the interval [0, p1]. ++++  Curves  Bit length of each  Bit length of key    component (x or y)  exchange payload  ++++  brainpoolP224r1  224  448       brainpoolP256r1  256  512       brainpoolP384r1  384  768       brainpoolP512r1  512  1024  ++++ Table 2 From these components, the key exchange payload MUST be computed as the concatenation of the x and y coordinates. Hence, the key exchange payload has the bit length indicated in Table 2. The DiffieHellman shared secret value consists only of the x value. In particular, the shared secret value MUST be computed from the x coordinate of the DiffieHellman common value using the FieldElement toOctetString conversion method specified in [SEC1] and MUST have bit length as indicated in the Table 2. Merkle & Lochter Expires October 25, 2013 [Page 5] InternetDraft Brainpool Curves for IKEv2 Key Exchange April 2013 3. Security Considerations The security considerations of [RFC5996] apply accordingly. In order to thwart certain active attacks, the validity of the other peer's public DiffieHellmann value (x,y) recovered from the received key exchange payload needs to be verified. In particular, it MUST be verified that the coordinates x and y of the public value satisfy the curve equation. For additional information we refer to [IKE_DH_Req]. The confidentiality, authenticity and integrity of a secure communication based on IKEv2 is limited by the weakest cryptographic primitive applied. In order to achieve a maximum security level when using one of the elliptic curves from Table 1 for key exchange, the key derivation function, the algorithms and key lengths of symmetric encryption and message authentication as well as the algorithm, bit length and hash function used for signature generation should be chosen according to the recommendations of [NIST80057] and [RFC5639]. Furthermore, the private DiffieHellman keys should be selected with the same bit length as the order of the group generated by the base point G and with approximately maximum entropy. Implementations of elliptic curve cryptography for IKEv2 could be susceptible to sidechannel attacks. Particular care should be taken for implementations that internally use the corresponding twisted curve to take advantage of an efficient arithmetic for the special parameters (A = 3): although the twisted curve itself offers the same level of security as the corresponding random curve (through mathematical equivalence), an arithmetic based on small curve parameters could be harder to protect against sidechannel attacks. General guidance on resistence of elliptic curve cryptography implementations against sidechannelattacks is given in [BSI1] and [HMV]. Merkle & Lochter Expires October 25, 2013 [Page 6] InternetDraft Brainpool Curves for IKEv2 Key Exchange April 2013 4. IANA Considerations IANA has updated its Transform Type 4 (DiffieHellman Group Transform) registry in [IANAIKE2] to include the groups listed in Table 1. Merkle & Lochter Expires October 25, 2013 [Page 7] InternetDraft Brainpool Curves for IKEv2 Key Exchange April 2013 5. References 5.1. Normative References [IANAIKE2] Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, "Internet Key Exchange Version 2 (IKEv2) Parameters", <http://www.iana.org/assignments/ikev2parameters>. [RFC2119] Bradner, S., "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate Requirement Levels", BCP 14, RFC 2119, March 1997. [RFC5996] Kaufman, C., Hoffman, P., Nir, Y., and P. Eronen, "Internet Key Exchange Protocol Version 2 (IKEv2)", RFC 5996, September 2010. [RFC5639] Lochter, M. and J. Merkle, "Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) Brainpool Standard Curves and Curve Generation", RFC 5639, March 2010. [SEC1] Certicom Research, "Elliptic Curve Cryptography", Standards for Efficient Cryptography (SEC) 1, September 2000. 5.2. Informative References [ANSI1] American National Standards Institute, "Public Key Cryptography For The Financial Services Industry: The Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA)", ANSI X9.62, 2005. [BSI1] Bundesamt fuer Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik, "Minimum Requirements for Evaluating SideChannel Attack Resistance of Elliptic Curve Implementations", July 2011. [FIPS] National Institute of Standards and Technology, "Digital Signature Standard (DSS)", FIPS PUB 1862, December 1998. [HMV] Hankerson, D., Menezes, A., and S. Vanstone, "Guide to Elliptic Curve Cryptography", Springer Verlag, 2004. [IKE_DH_Req] Sheffer, Y. and S. Fluhrer, "Additional DiffieHellman Tests for IKEv2 (work in progress)", draftietfipsecmedhchecks00 (work in progress), January 2013. [ISO1] International Organization for Standardization, Merkle & Lochter Expires October 25, 2013 [Page 8] InternetDraft Brainpool Curves for IKEv2 Key Exchange April 2013 "Information Technology  Security Techniques  Digital Signatures with Appendix  Part 3: Discrete Logarithm Based Mechanisms", ISO/IEC 148883, 2006. [ISO2] International Organization for Standardization, "Information Technology  Security Techniques  Cryptographic Techniques Based on Elliptic Curves  Part 2: Digital signatures", ISO/IEC 159462, 2002. [NIST80057] National Institute of Standards and Technology, "Recommendation for Key Management  Part 1: General (Revised)", NIST Special Publication 80057, March 2007. [RFC5903] Fu, D. and J. Solinas, "Elliptic Curve Groups modulo a Prime (ECP Groups) for IKE and IKEv2", RFC 5903, June 2010. [RFC6090] McGrew, D., Igoe, K., and M. Salter, "Fundamental Elliptic Curve Cryptography Algorithms", RFC 6090, February 2011. [SEC2] Certicom Research, "Recommended Elliptic Curve Domain Parameters", Standards for Efficient Cryptography (SEC) 2, September 2000. Merkle & Lochter Expires October 25, 2013 [Page 9] InternetDraft Brainpool Curves for IKEv2 Key Exchange April 2013 Appendix A. Test Vectors This section provides some test vectors for example DiffieHellman key exchanges using each of the curves defined in Section 2 . In all of the following sections the following notation is used: d_A: the secret key of party A x_qA: the xcoordinate of the public key of party A y_qA: the ycoordinate of the public key of party A d_B: the secret key of party B x_qB: the xcoordinate of the public key of party B y_qB: the ycoordinate of the public key of party B x_Z: the xcoordinate of the shared secret that results from completion of the DiffieHellman computation y_Z: the ycoordinate of the shared secret that results from completion of the DiffieHellman computation The field elements x_qA, y_qA, x_qB, y_qB, x_Z, y_Z are represented as hexadecimal values using the FieldElementtoOctetString conversion method specified in [SEC1]. A.1. 224 Bit Curve Curve brainpoolP224r1 dA = 39F155483CEE191FBECFE9C81D8AB1A03CDA6790E7184ACE44BCA161 x_qA = A9C21A569759DA95E0387041184261440327AFE33141CA04B82DC92E y_qA = 98A0F75FBBF61D8E58AE5511B2BCDBE8E549B31E37069A2825F590C1 dB = 6060552303899E2140715816C45B57D9B42204FB6A5BF5BEAC10DB00 x_qB = 034A56C550FF88056144E6DD56070F54B0135976B5BF77827313F36B y_qB = 75165AD99347DC86CAAB1CBB579E198EAF88DC35F927B358AA683681 x_Z = 1A4BFE705445120C8E3E026699054104510D119757B74D5FE2462C66 y_Z = BB6802AC01F8B7E91B1A1ACFB9830A95C079CEC48E52805DFD7D2AFE Merkle & Lochter Expires October 25, 2013 [Page 10] InternetDraft Brainpool Curves for IKEv2 Key Exchange April 2013 A.2. 256 Bit Curve Curve brainpoolP256r1 dA = 81DB1EE100150FF2EA338D708271BE38300CB54241D79950F77B063039804F1D x_qA = 44106E913F92BC02A1705D9953A8414DB95E1AAA49E81D9E85F929A8E3100BE5 y_qA = 8AB4846F11CACCB73CE49CBDD120F5A900A69FD32C272223F789EF10EB089BDC dB = 55E40BC41E37E3E2AD25C3C6654511FFA8474A91A0032087593852D3E7D76BD3 x_qB = 8D2D688C6CF93E1160AD04CC4429117DC2C41825E1E9FCA0ADDD34E6F1B39F7B y_qB = 990C57520812BE512641E47034832106BC7D3E8DD0E4C7F1136D7006547CEC6A x_Z = 89AFC39D41D3B327814B80940B042590F96556EC91E6AE7939BCE31F3A18BF2B y_Z = 49C27868F4ECA2179BFD7D59B1E3BF34C1DBDE61AE12931648F43E59632504DE A.3. 384 Bit Curve Curve brainpoolP384r1 dA = 1E20F5E048A5886F1F157C74E91BDE2B98C8B52D58E5003D57053FC4B0BD6 5D6F15EB5D1EE1610DF870795143627D042 x_qA = 68B665DD91C195800650CDD363C625F4E742E8134667B767B1B47679358 8F885AB698C852D4A6E77A252D6380FCAF068 y_qA = 55BC91A39C9EC01DEE36017B7D673A931236D2F1F5C83942D049E3FA206 07493E0D038FF2FD30C2AB67D15C85F7FAA59 dB = 032640BC6003C59260F7250C3DB58CE647F98E1260ACCE4ACDA3DD869F74E 01F8BA5E0324309DB6A9831497ABAC96670 x_qB = 4D44326F269A597A5B58BBA565DA5556ED7FD9A8A9EB76C25F46DB69D19 DC8CE6AD18E404B15738B2086DF37E71D1EB4 Merkle & Lochter Expires October 25, 2013 [Page 11] InternetDraft Brainpool Curves for IKEv2 Key Exchange April 2013 y_qB = 62D692136DE56CBE93BF5FA3188EF58BC8A3A0EC6C1E151A21038A42E91 85329B5B275903D192F8D4E1F32FE9CC78C48 x_Z = 0BD9D3A7EA0B3D519D09D8E48D0785FB744A6B355E6304BC51C229FBBCE2 39BBADF6403715C35D4FB2A5444F575D4F42 y_Z = 0DF213417EBE4D8E40A5F76F66C56470C489A3478D146DECF6DF0D94BAE9 E598157290F8756066975F1DB34B2324B7BD A.4. 512 Bit Curve Curve brainpoolP512r1 dA = 16302FF0DBBB5A8D733DAB7141C1B45ACBC8715939677F6A56850A38BD87B D59B09E80279609FF333EB9D4C061231FB26F92EEB04982A5F1D1764CAD5766542 2 x_qA = 0A420517E406AAC0ACDCE90FCD71487718D3B953EFD7FBEC5F7F27E28C6 149999397E91E029E06457DB2D3E640668B392C2A7E737A7F0BF04436D11640FD0 9FD y_qA = 72E6882E8DB28AAD36237CD25D580DB23783961C8DC52DFA2EC138AD472 A0FCEF3887CF62B623B2A87DE5C588301EA3E5FC269B373B60724F5E82A6AD147F DE7 dB = 230E18E1BCC88A362FA54E4EA3902009292F7F8033624FD471B5D8ACE49D1 2CFABBC19963DAB8E2F1EBA00BFFB29E4D72D13F2224562F405CB80503666B2542 9 x_qB = 9D45F66DE5D67E2E6DB6E93A59CE0BB48106097FF78A081DE781CDB31FC E8CCBAAEA8DD4320C4119F1E9CD437A2EAB3731FA9668AB268D871DEDA55A54731 99F y_qB = 2FDC313095BCDD5FB3A91636F07A959C8E86B5636A1E930E8396049CB48 1961D365CC11453A06C719835475B12CB52FC3C383BCE35E27EF194512B7187628 5FA x_Z = A7927098655F1F9976FA50A9D566865DC530331846381C87256BAF322624 4B76D36403C024D7BBF0AA0803EAFF405D3D24F11A9B5C0BEF679FE1454B21C4CD 1F y_Z = 7DB71C3DEF63212841C463E881BDCF055523BD368240E6C3143BD8DEF8B3 B3223B95E0F53082FF5E412F4222537A43DF1C6D25729DDB51620A832BE6A26680 A2 Merkle & Lochter Expires October 25, 2013 [Page 12] InternetDraft Brainpool Curves for IKEv2 Key Exchange April 2013 Authors' Addresses Johannes Merkle secunet Security Networks Mergenthaler Allee 77 65760 Eschborn Germany Phone: +49 201 5454 3091 EMail: johannes.merkle@secunet.com Manfred Lochter Bundesamt fuer Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (BSI) Postfach 200363 53133 Bonn Germany Phone: +49 228 9582 5643 EMail: manfred.lochter@bsi.bund.de Merkle & Lochter Expires October 25, 2013 [Page 13]