Known-Key Distinguishers for Some Block Ciphers

  • Lars R. Knudsen
  • Vincent Rijmen
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-76900-2_19

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4833)
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Knudsen L.R., Rijmen V. (2007) Known-Key Distinguishers for Some Block Ciphers. In: Kurosawa K. (eds) Advances in Cryptology – ASIACRYPT 2007. ASIACRYPT 2007. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 4833. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg


We present two block cipher distinguishers in a setting where the attacker knows the key. One is a distinguisher for AES reduced the seven rounds. The second is a distinguisher for a class of Feistel ciphers with seven rounds. This setting is quite different from traditional settings. We present an open problem: the definition of a new notion of security that covers attacks like the ones we present here, but not more.


Block Cipher Cryptanalysis Distinguishing algorithms  AES Feistel ciphers 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lars R. Knudsen
    • 1
  • Vincent Rijmen
    • 2
  1. 1.Technical University of Denmark, Department of Mathematics, Building 303S, DK-2800 LyngbyDenmark
  2. 2.Graz University of Technology, Institute for Applied Information Processing and Communications, Inffeldgasse 16a, A-8010 GrazAustria

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