Differential fault analysis on block cipher SEED

Kitae Jeong, Yuseop Lee, Jaechul Sung, Seokhie Hong

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SEED is a Korean standard block cipher, and it is chosen as a 128-bit ISO/IEC standard block cipher together with AES and Camellia. In this paper, we propose a differential fault analysis on SEED on the basis of the bit-oriented model. Our fault model on SEED-128 is more flexible than the previous fault model on SEED-128. And our attack results on SEED-192/256 are the first known cryptanalytic results. From the simulation results, our attack on SEED-128 can recover a 128-bit secret key within a few seconds by inducing four faults. However, the computational complexities of our attack on SEED-192/256 are impractical.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-34
Number of pages9
JournalMathematical and Computer Modelling
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by a National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government (MEST) (No. 2010-0000261 ).


  • Block cipher
  • Differential fault analysis
  • SEED

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications


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