On the Security of Luo et al.'s Fully Secure Hierarchical Identity Based Encryption Scheme

Kwangsu LEE  Jong Hwan PARK  Dong Hoon LEE  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E95-A   No.9   pp.1631-1636
Publication Date: 2012/09/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E95.A.1631
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Cryptography and Information Security
hierarchical identity based encryption,  full security,  bilinear pairing,  

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Recently, Luo et al. proposed an efficient hierarchical identity based encryption (HIBE) scheme with constant size of ciphertexts, and proved its full security under standard assumptions. To construct the scheme, they used the dual system encryption technique of Waters, and devised a method that compresses the tag values of dual system encryption. In this paper, we show that the security proof of Luo et al. is wrong since there exists an algorithm that distinguishes whether it is a simulation or not.