Multidimensional Zero-Correlation Linear Cryptanalysis of the Block Cipher KASUMI

Wentan Yi, Shaozhen Chen

The block cipher KASUMI is widely used for security in many synchronous wireless standards. It was proposed by ETSI SAGE for usage in 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project) ciphering algorthms in 2001. There are a great deal of cryptanalytic results on KASUMI, however, its security evaluation against the recent zero-correlation linear attacks is still lacking so far. In this paper, we select some special input masks to refine the general 5-round zero-correlation linear approximations combining with some observations on the $FL$ functions and then propose the 6-round zero-correlation linear attack on KASUMI. Moreover, zero-correlation linear attacks on the last 7-round KASUMI are also introduced under some weak keys conditions. These weak keys take $2^{-14}$ of the whole key space. The new zero-correlation linear attack on the 6-round needs about $2^{85}$ encryptions with $2^{62.8}$ known plaintexts. For the attack under weak keys conditions on the last 7 round, the data complexity is about $2^{62.1}$ known plaintexts and the time complexity $2^{110.5}$ encryptions.

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