November  2017, 11(4): 715-717. doi: 10.3934/amc.2017052

An active attack on a distributed Group Key Exchange system

1. 

Department of Mathematics, University of Almeria, Ctra. Sacramento s/n, 04120 Almeria, Spain

2. 

Institute of Mathematics, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland

Received  March 2016 Published  November 2017

Fund Project: Second and fourth author are partially suppported by Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad grant MTM2014-54439 and Junta de Andalucia (FQM0211). Third author is partially supported by Armasuisse and Swiss National Science Foundation grant number 149716.

In this work, we introduce an active attack on a Group Key Exchange protocol by Burmester and Desmedt. The attacker obtains a copy of the shared key, which is created in a collaborative manner with the legal users in a communication group.

Citation: Mohamed Baouch, Juan Antonio López-Ramos, Blas Torrecillas, Reto Schnyder. An active attack on a distributed Group Key Exchange system. Advances in Mathematics of Communications, 2017, 11 (4) : 715-717. doi: 10.3934/amc.2017052
References:
[1]

M. Burmester and I. Desmedt, A secure and efficient conference key distribution system, Lecture Notes in Comput. Sci., 950 (1995), 275-286.   Google Scholar

[2]

M. Burmester and I. Desmedt, A secure and scalable Group Key Exchange system, Information Proc. Letters, 94 (2005), 137-143.  doi: 10.1016/j.ipl.2005.01.003.  Google Scholar

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[4]

P. P. C. LeeJ. C. S. Lui and D. K. Y. Yau, Distributed collaborative key agreement and authentication protocols for dynamic peer Groups, IEEE/ACM Trans. Networking, 14 (2006), 263-276.  doi: 10.1109/TNET.2006.872575.  Google Scholar

[5]

R. SchnyderJ. A. Lopez-RamosJ. Rosenthal and D. Schipani, An active attack on a multiparty key exchange protocol, Journal of Algebra Combinatorics Discrete Structures and Applications, 3 (2016), 31-36.   Google Scholar

[6]

M. SteinerG. Tsudik and M. Waidner, Diffie-Hellman key distribution extended to group communication, Proceedings of the 3rd ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security, (1996), 31-37.  doi: 10.1145/238168.238182.  Google Scholar

[7]

M. SteinerG. Tsudik and M. Waidner, Key agreement in dynamic peer groups, IEEE Transactions of Parallel and Distributed Systems, 11 (2000), 769-780.  doi: 10.1109/71.877936.  Google Scholar

[8]

J. Van der Merwe, D. Dawoud and S. McDonald, A survey on peer-to-peer key management for mobile ad hoc networks, ACM Computing Surveys, 39 (2007). doi: 10.1145/1216370.1216371.  Google Scholar

[9]

S. -H. Yang, Wireless Sensor Networks. Principles, Desing and Applications, Springer-Verlag, London, 2014. Google Scholar

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References:
[1]

M. Burmester and I. Desmedt, A secure and efficient conference key distribution system, Lecture Notes in Comput. Sci., 950 (1995), 275-286.   Google Scholar

[2]

M. Burmester and I. Desmedt, A secure and scalable Group Key Exchange system, Information Proc. Letters, 94 (2005), 137-143.  doi: 10.1016/j.ipl.2005.01.003.  Google Scholar

[3]

W. D. Diffie and M. E. Hellman, New directions in cryptography, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, 22 (1976), 644-654.   Google Scholar

[4]

P. P. C. LeeJ. C. S. Lui and D. K. Y. Yau, Distributed collaborative key agreement and authentication protocols for dynamic peer Groups, IEEE/ACM Trans. Networking, 14 (2006), 263-276.  doi: 10.1109/TNET.2006.872575.  Google Scholar

[5]

R. SchnyderJ. A. Lopez-RamosJ. Rosenthal and D. Schipani, An active attack on a multiparty key exchange protocol, Journal of Algebra Combinatorics Discrete Structures and Applications, 3 (2016), 31-36.   Google Scholar

[6]

M. SteinerG. Tsudik and M. Waidner, Diffie-Hellman key distribution extended to group communication, Proceedings of the 3rd ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security, (1996), 31-37.  doi: 10.1145/238168.238182.  Google Scholar

[7]

M. SteinerG. Tsudik and M. Waidner, Key agreement in dynamic peer groups, IEEE Transactions of Parallel and Distributed Systems, 11 (2000), 769-780.  doi: 10.1109/71.877936.  Google Scholar

[8]

J. Van der Merwe, D. Dawoud and S. McDonald, A survey on peer-to-peer key management for mobile ad hoc networks, ACM Computing Surveys, 39 (2007). doi: 10.1145/1216370.1216371.  Google Scholar

[9]

S. -H. Yang, Wireless Sensor Networks. Principles, Desing and Applications, Springer-Verlag, London, 2014. Google Scholar

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