Solving the search-LWE problem over projected lattices

Satoshi Nakamura, Nariaki Tateiwa, Masaya Yasuda, Katsuki Fujisawa

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The learning with errors (LWE) problem is one of the hard problems assuring the security of modern lattice-based cryptography. Kannan's embedding can reduce Search-LWE, the search version of LWE, to a specific case of the shortest vector problem (SVP). Lattice basis reduction is a powerful instrument for solving lattice problems including SVP. We propose a new way for efficiently solving Search-LWE. While a whole basis is reduced in a standard way, ours reduces only a projected basis. To realize our strategy, we also provide an algorithm for reducing projected bases, based on DeepBKZ that is an enhancement of the block Korkine–Zolotarev (BKZ) algorithm. Moreover, we show implementation results for solving some instances within the Darmstadt LWE challenge.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-81
Number of pages13
JournalDiscrete Applied Mathematics
Publication statusPublished - Sept 15 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics
  • Applied Mathematics


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