Deterministic Differential Properties of the Compression Function of BMW

  • Jian Guo
  • Søren S. Thomsen
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6544)


In this paper, we give some determinstic differential properties for the compression function of SHA-3 candidate Blue Midnight Wish (tweaked version for round 2). The computational complexity is about 20 compression function calls. This applies to security parameters 0/16, 1/15, and 2/14. The efficient differentials can be used to find pseudo-preimages of the compression function with marginal gain over brute force. However, none of these attacks threaten the security of the BMW hash functions.


Hash function cryptanalysis Blue Midnight Wish SHA-3 differential 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jian Guo
    • 1
  • Søren S. Thomsen
    • 2
  1. 1.Nanyang Technological UniversitySingapore
  2. 2.DTU MathematicsTechnical University of DenmarkDenmark

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