Insecurity of a Certificateless Aggregate Signature Scheme

Han SHEN  Jianhua CHEN  Hao HU  Jian SHEN  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E99-A   No.2   pp.660-662
Publication Date: 2016/02/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E99.A.660
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Cryptography and Information Security
Keyword: 
certificateless,  public key cryptography,  aggregate signature,  provably security,  

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Summary: 
Recently, H. Liu et al. [H. Liu, M. Liang, and H. Sun, A secure and efficient certificateless aggregate signature scheme, IEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics Communications and Computer Sciences, vol.E97-A, no.4, pp.991-915, 2014] proposed a new certificateless aggregate signature (CLAS) scheme and demonstrated that it was provably secure in the random oracle model. However, in this letter, we show that their scheme cannot provide unforgeability, i.e., an adversary having neither the user's secret value nor his/her partial private key can forge a legal signature of any message.