Automated proofs for Diffie–Hellman–based key exchanges

Ngo, Long, Boyd, Colin, & Gonzalez Nieto, Juan M. (2011) Automated proofs for Diffie–Hellman–based key exchanges. In Backes, Michael & Zdancewic, Steve (Eds.) 2011 IEEE 24th Computer Security Foundations Symposium (CSF 2011), IEEE, Abbaye des Vaux-de-Cernay, Cernay-la-Ville, pp. 51-65.


We present an automated verification method for security of Diffie–Hellman–based key exchange protocols. The method includes a Hoare-style logic and syntactic checking. The method is applied to protocols in a simplified version of the Bellare–Rogaway–Pointcheval model (2000). The security of the protocol in the complete model can be established automatically by a modular proof technique of Kudla and Paterson (2005).

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ID Code: 42550
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Diffie Hellman key exchange, automated, proof, Hoare logic
ISBN: 9780769543659
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTER SOFTWARE (080300) > Computer System Security (080303)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Institutes > Information Security Institute
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 IEEE
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Deposited On: 12 Jul 2011 02:03
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2011 00:24

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