[Resource Topic] 2018/640: Lower Bounds on Structure-Preserving Signatures for Bilateral Messages

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Lower Bounds on Structure-Preserving Signatures for Bilateral Messages

Authors: Masayuki Abe, Miguel Ambrona, Miyako Ohkubo, Mehdi Tibouchi


Lower bounds for structure-preserving signature (SPS) schemes based on non-interactive assumptions have only been established in the case of unilateral messages, i.e. schemes signing tuples of group elements all from the same source group. In this paper, we consider the case of bilateral messages, consisting of elements from both source groups. We show that, for Type-III bilinear groups, SPS’s must consist of at least 6 group elements: many more than the 4 elements needed in the unilateral case, and optimal, as it matches a known upper bound from the literature. We also obtain the first non-trivial lower bounds for SPS’s in Type-II groups: a minimum of 4 group elements, whereas constructions with 3 group elements are known from interactive assumptions.

ePrint: https://eprint.iacr.org/2018/640

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