COA-Secure Obfuscation and Applications

Ran Canetti, Suvradip Chakraborty, Dakshita Khurana, Nishant Kumar, Oxana Poburinnaya, Manoj Prabhakaran

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Abstract

We put forth a new paradigm for program obfuscation, where obfuscated programs are endowed with proofs of “well formedness.” In addition to asserting existence of an underlying plaintext program with an attested structure, these proofs also prevent mauling attacks, whereby an adversary surreptitiously creates an obfuscated program based on secrets which are embedded in other obfuscated programs. We call this new guarantee Chosen Obfuscation Attacks (COA) security. We show how to enhance a large class of obfuscation mechanisms to be COA-secure, assuming subexponentially secure IO for circuits and subexponentially secure one-way functions. To demonstrate the power of the new notion, we also use it to realize: A new form of software watermarking, which provides significantly broader protection than current schemes against counterfeits that pass a keyless, public verification process.Completely CCA encryption, which is a strengthening of completely non-malleable encryption.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Cryptology – EUROCRYPT 2022 - 41st Annual International Conference on the Theory and Applications of Cryptographic Techniques, 2022, Proceedings
EditorsOrr Dunkelman, Stefan Dziembowski
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages731-758
Number of pages28
ISBN (Print)9783031069437
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes
Event41st Annual International Conference on the Theory and Applications of Cryptographic Techniques, EUROCRYPT 2022 - Trondheim, Norway
Duration: 30 May 20223 Jun 2022

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume13275 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference41st Annual International Conference on the Theory and Applications of Cryptographic Techniques, EUROCRYPT 2022
Country/TerritoryNorway
CityTrondheim
Period30/05/223/06/22

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