Integral distinguishers of some SHA-3 candidates

Marine Minier, Raphael C.W. Phan, Benjamin Pousse

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In this paper, we study structural Integral properties on reduced versions of the compression functions of some SHA-3 candidates: Hamsi-256, LANE-256 and Grøstl-512. More precisely, we improve on the Integral distinguishers of Hamsi-256 (less time complexity or deterministic instead of probabilistic) and present the first known Integral distinguishers for LANE-256 and improved Integral distinguisher for Groestl-512. Whereas the SHA-3 competition focuses the cryptographic world attention on the design and the attacks of hash functions, results in this paper analyze the resistance of some SHA-3 candidates against structural properties built on Integral distinguishers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCryptology and Network Security - 9th International Conference, CANS 2010, Proceedings
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Cryptology and Network Security 2010 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 12 Dec 201014 Dec 2010
Conference number: 9th (Proceedings)

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume6467 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceInternational Conference on Cryptology and Network Security 2010
Abbreviated titleCANS 2010
CityKuala Lumpur
Internet address


  • cryptanalysis
  • hash functions
  • integral distinguishers
  • SHA-3 candidates

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