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A five-round algebraic property of AES and its application to the ALPHA-MAC
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  • Jianyong Huang, University of Wollongong
  • Jennifer Seberry, University of Wollongong
  • Willy Susilo, University of Wollongong
RIS ID
30209
Publication Date
1-1-2009
Publication Details

Huang, J., Seberry, J. & Susilo, W. (2009). A five-round algebraic property of AES and its application to the ALPHA-MAC. International Journal of Applied Cryptography, 1 (4), 264-289.

Abstract
We present a five-round algebraic property of the advanced encryption standard (AES), and we show that this algebraic property can be used to analyse the internal structure of ALPHA-MAC whose underlying block cipher is AES. In the proposed property, we modify 20 bytes from five intermediate values at some fixed locations in five consecutive rounds, and we show that after five rounds of operations, such modifications do not change the intermediate result and finally, still produce the same ciphertext. By employing the proposed five-round algebraic property of AES, we provide a method to find second preimages of the ALPHA-MAC based on the assumption that a key or an intermediate value is known. We also show that our idea can also be used to find internal collisions of the ALPHA-MAC under the same assumption.
Citation Information
Jianyong Huang, Jennifer Seberry and Willy Susilo. "A five-round algebraic property of AES and its application to the ALPHA-MAC" (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/wsusilo/266/