From 9347ba487c6e72ca2dca04835ff649d88647b568 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: =?utf8?q?Bodo=20M=C3=B6ller?=
Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2000 10:30:21 +0000
Subject: [PATCH] Discuss http://www.shoup.net/papers/oaep.ps.Z
---
crypto/rsa/rsa_oaep.c | 17 ++++++++++++++++-
1 file changed, 16 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
diff --git a/crypto/rsa/rsa_oaep.c b/crypto/rsa/rsa_oaep.c
index f735c8d638..8d306d1ead 100644
--- a/crypto/rsa/rsa_oaep.c
+++ b/crypto/rsa/rsa_oaep.c
@@ -2,7 +2,22 @@
/* Written by Ulf Moeller. This software is distributed on an "AS IS"
basis, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. */
-/* EME_OAEP as defined in RFC 2437 (PKCS #1 v2.0) */
+/* EME-OAEP as defined in RFC 2437 (PKCS #1 v2.0) */
+
+/* See Victor Shoup, "OAEP reconsidered," Nov. 2000,
+ *
+ * for problems with the security proof for the
+ * original OAEP scheme, which EME-OAEP is based on.
+ *
+ * Note that for RSA OAEP a security proof in the
+ * random oracle model *does* exist if 160 < log_2(N/e);
+ * cf. section 7.2 ("But RSA-OAEP with exponent 3 is
+ * provably secure") of Shoup's paper. (The slight
+ * differences between the OAEP definition used by Shoup
+ * and OAEP as defined in RFC 2437 should not affect
+ * this result.)
+ */
+
#if !defined(NO_SHA) && !defined(NO_SHA1)
#include
--
2.17.1