Differential fault analysis on the block cipher HIGHT

Yuseop Lee, Jongsung Kim, Jong Hyuk Park, Seokhie Hong

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HIGHT, proposed in CHES 2006, is a block cipher standard approved by Telecommunications Technology Association (TTA) of Korea and ISO/IEC 18033-3. It is designed a lightweight block cipher suitable for restricted hardware environment. In this paper, we propose a differential fault attack on HIGHT with a small number of fault injections. The proposed attack can recover the 128-bit secret key with more than 4 faulty ciphertexts based on a random byte fault model. Our attack has O(2 32) computational complexity and O(2 12) memory complexity and is the first known differential fault attack on HIGHT.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFuture Information Technology, Application, and Service, FutureTech 2012
Number of pages10
EditionVOL. 1
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event7th FTRA International Conference on Future Information Technology, FutureTech 2012 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: 2012 Jun 262012 Jun 28

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
NumberVOL. 1
Volume164 LNEE
ISSN (Print)1876-1100
ISSN (Electronic)1876-1119


Other7th FTRA International Conference on Future Information Technology, FutureTech 2012
CityVancouver, BC

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was partially supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (grant number 2012-0003556) & this research was partially supported by Seoul National University of Science and Technology.


  • Block cipher
  • Differential fault analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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