CFRG A. Biryukov
InternetDraft D. Dinu
Intended status: Informational University of Luxembourg
Expires: March 12, 2021 D. Khovratovich
ABDK Consulting
S. Josefsson
SJD AB
September 08, 2020
The memoryhard Argon2 password hash and proofofwork function
draftirtfcfrgargon212
Abstract
This document describes the Argon2 memoryhard function for password
hashing and proofofwork applications. We provide an implementer
oriented description with test vectors. The purpose is to simplify
adoption of Argon2 for Internet protocols. This document is a
product of the Crypto Forum Research Group (CFRG) in the IRTF.
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
2. Notation and Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
3. Argon2 Algorithm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
3.1. Argon2 Inputs and Outputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
3.2. Argon2 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
3.3. Variablelength hash function H' . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
3.4. Indexing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
3.4.1. Computing the 32bit values J_1 and J_2 . . . . . . . 8
3.4.2. Mapping J_1 and J_2 to reference block index [l][z] . 9
3.5. Compression function G . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
3.6. Permutation P . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
4. Parameter Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
5. Test Vectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
5.1. Argon2d Test Vectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
5.2. Argon2i Test Vectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
5.3. Argon2id Test Vectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
6. IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
7. Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
7.1. Security as hash function and KDF . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
7.2. Security against timespace tradeoff attacks . . . . . . 18
7.3. Security for timebounded defenders . . . . . . . . . . . 19
7.4. Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
8. Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
9. References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
9.1. Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
9.2. Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Authors' Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
1. Introduction
This document describes the Argon2 [ARGON2ESP] memoryhard function
for password hashing and proofofwork applications. We provide an
implementer oriented description with test vectors. The purpose is
to simplify adoption of Argon2 for Internet protocols. This document
corresponds to version 1.3 of the Argon2 hash function.
Argon2 is a traditional memoryhard function [HARD]. It is a
streamlined design. It aims at the highest memory filling rate and
effective use of multiple computing units, while still providing
defense against tradeoff attacks. Argon2 is optimized for the x86
architecture and exploits the cache and memory organization of the
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recent Intel and AMD processors. Argon2 has one primary variant:
Argon2id and two supplementary variants: Argon2d and Argon2i.
Argon2d uses datadependent memory access, which makes it suitable
for cryptocurrencies and proofofwork applications with no threats
from sidechannel timing attacks. Argon2i uses dataindependent
memory access, which is preferred for password hashing and password
based key derivation. Argon2id works as Argon2i for the first half
of the first pass over the memory, and as Argon2d for the rest, thus
providing both sidechannel attack protection and bruteforce cost
savings due to timememory tradeoffs. Argon2i makes more passes over
the memory to protect from tradeoff attacks [AB15].
Argon2id MUST be supported by any implementation of this document,
whereas Argon2d and Argon2i MAY be supported.
Argon2 is also a mode of operation over a fixedinputlength
compression function G and a variableinputlength hash function H.
Even though Argon2 can be potentially used with an arbitrary function
H, as long as it provides outputs up to 64 bytes, in this document it
is BLAKE2b [BLAKE2].
For further background and discussion, see the Argon2 paper [ARGON2].
The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
"SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
document are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119 [RFC2119].
This document represents the consensus of the Crypto Forum Research
Group (CFRG).
2. Notation and Conventions
x^y  integer x multiplied by itself integer y times
a*b  multiplication of integer a and integer b
cd  subtraction of integer d from integer c
E_f  variable E with subscript index f
g / h  integer g divided by integer h. The result is a rational
number
I(j)  function I evaluated at j
K  L  string K concatenated with string L
a XOR b  bitwise exclusiveor between bitstrings a and b
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a mod b  remainder of integer a modulo integer b, always in range
[0, b1]
a >>> n  rotation of 64bit string a to the right by n bits
trunc(a)  the 64bit value, truncated to the 32 least significant
bits
floor(a)  the largest integer not bigger than a
ceil(a)  the smallest integer not smaller than a
extract(a, i)  the ith set of 32bits from bitstring a, starting
from 0th
A  the number of elements in set A
LE32(a)  32bit integer a converted to a bytestring in little
endian. Example: 123456 (decimal) is 40 E2 01 00.
LE64(a)  64bit integer a converted to a bytestring in little
endian. Example: 123456 (decimal) is 40 E2 01 00 00 00 00 00.
int32(s)  32bit string s is converted to nonnegative integer in
little endian.
int64(s)  64bit string s is converted to nonnegative integer in
little endian.
length(P)  the bytelength of string P expressed as 32bit integer
ZERO(P)  the Pbyte zero string
3. Argon2 Algorithm
3.1. Argon2 Inputs and Outputs
Argon2 has the following input parameters:
o Message string P, which is a password for password hashing
applications. MUST have length from 0 to 2^(32)  1 bytes.
o Nonce S, which is a salt for password hashing applications. MUST
have length not greater than 2^(32)1 bytes. 16 bytes is
RECOMMENDED for password hashing. Salt SHOULD be unique for each
password.
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o Degree of parallelism p determines how many independent (but
synchronizing) computational chains (lanes) can be run. It MUST
be an integer value from 1 to 2^(24)1.
o Tag length T MUST be an integer number of bytes from 4 to 2^(32)
1.
o Memory size m MUST be an integer number of kibibytes from 8*p to
2^(32)1. The actual number of blocks is m', which is m rounded
down to the nearest multiple of 4*p.
o Number of passes t (used to tune the running time independently of
the memory size) MUST be an integer number from 1 to 2^(32)1.
o Version number v MUST be one byte 0x13.
o Secret value K is OPTIONAL. If used, it MUST have length not
greater than 2^(32)1 bytes.
o Associated data X is OPTIONAL. If used, it MUST have length not
greater than 2^(32)1 bytes.
o Type y of Argon2: MUST be 0 for Argon2d, 1 for Argon2i, 2 for
Argon2id.
The Argon2 output, or "tag" is a string T bytes long.
3.2. Argon2 Operation
Argon2 uses an internal compression function G with two 1024byte
inputs and a 1024byte output, and an internal hash function H^x()
with x being its output length in bytes. Here H^x() applied to
string A is the BLAKE2b [BLAKE2] function, which takes
(d,dd,kk=0,nn=x) as parameters where d is A padded to a multiple of
128 bytes and partitioned into 128byte blocks. The compression
function G is based on its internal permutation. A variablelength
hash function H' built upon H is also used. G is described in
Section 3.5 and H' is described in Section 3.3.
The Argon2 operation is as follows.
1. Establish H_0 as the 64byte value as shown below. If K, X, or S
has zero length it is just absent but its length field remains.
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H_0 = H^(64)(LE32(p)  LE32(T)  LE32(m)  LE32(t) 
LE32(v)  LE32(y)  LE32(length(P))  P 
LE32(length(S))  S  LE32(length(K))  K 
LE32(length(X))  X)
H_0 generation
2. Allocate the memory as m' 1024byte blocks where m' is derived
as:
m' = 4 * p * floor (m / 4p)
Memory allocation
For p lanes, the memory is organized in a matrix B[i][j] of
blocks with p rows (lanes) and q = m' / p columns.
3. Compute B[i][0] for all i ranging from (and including) 0 to (not
including) p.
B[i][0] = H'^(1024)(H_0  LE32(0)  LE32(i))
Lane starting blocks
4. Compute B[i][1] for all i ranging from (and including) 0 to (not
including) p.
B[i][1] = H'^(1024)(H_0  LE32(1)  LE32(i))
Second lane blocks
5. Compute B[i][j] for all i ranging from (and including) 0 to (not
including) p, and for all j ranging from (and including) 2) to
(not including) q. The computation MUST proceed slicewise
(Section 3.4): first blocks from slice 0 are computed for all
lanes (in an arbitrary order of lanes), then blocks from slice 1
are computed etc. The block indices l and z are determined for
each i, j differently for Argon2d, Argon2i, and Argon2id.
B[i][j] = G(B[i][j1], B[l][z])
Further block generation
6. If the number of passes t is larger than 1, we repeat the steps.
However blocks are computed differently as the old value is XORed
with the new one:
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B[i][0] = G(B[i][q1], B[l][z]) XOR B[i][0];
B[i][j] = G(B[i][j1], B[l][z]) XOR B[i][j].
Further passes
7. After t steps have been iterated, the final block C is computed
as the XOR of the last column:
C = B[0][q1] XOR B[1][q1] XOR ... XOR B[p1][q1]
Final block
8. The output tag is computed as H'^T(C).
3.3. Variablelength hash function H'
Let V_i be a 64byte block, and W_i be its first 32 bytes. Then we
define:
if T <= 64
H'^T(A) = H^T(LE32(T)A)
else
r = ceil(T/32)2
V_1 = H^(64)(LE32(T)A)
V_2 = H^(64)(V_1)
...
V_r = H^(64)(V_{r1})
V_{r+1} = H^(T32*r)(V_{r})
H'^T(X) = W_1  W_2  ...  W_r  V_{r+1}
Function H' for tag and initial block computations
3.4. Indexing
To enable parallel block computation, we further partition the memory
matrix into SL = 4 vertical slices. The intersection of a slice and
a lane is called a segment, which has length q/SL. Segments of the
same slice can be computed in parallel and do not reference blocks
from each other. All other blocks can be referenced.
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slice 0 slice 1 slice 2 slice 3
___/\___ ___/\___ ___/\___ ___/\___
/ \ / \ / \ / \
+++++
     > lane 0
+++++
     > lane 1
+++++
     > lane 2
+++++
 ... ... ...  ...
+++++
     > lane p  1
+++++
Singlepass Argon2 with p lanes and 4 slices
3.4.1. Computing the 32bit values J_1 and J_2
3.4.1.1. Argon2d
J_1 is given by the first 32 bits of block B[i][j1], while J_2 is
given by the next 32bits of block B[i][j1]:
J_1 = int32(extract(B[i][j1], 0))
J_2 = int32(extract(B[i][j1], 1))
Deriving J1,J2 in Argon2d
3.4.1.2. Argon2i
For each segment we do the following. First we compute the value Z
as
Z= ( LE64(r)  LE64(l)  LE64(s)  LE64(m') 
LE64(t)  LE64(y) ), where
r  the pass number
l  the lane number
sl  the slice number
m'  the total number of memory blocks
t  the total number of passes
y  the Argon2 type (0 for Argon2d,
1 for Argon2i, 2 for Argon2id)
Input to compute J1,J2 in Argon2i
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Then we compute q/(128*SL) 1024byte values G(ZERO(1024), Z 
LE64(1)  ZERO(968) ), G(ZERO(1024), Z  LE64(2)  ZERO(968) ),...
, G(ZERO(1024), Z  LE64(q/(128*SL))  ZERO(968) ), which are
partitioned into q/(SL) 8byte values X, which are viewed as X1X2
and converted to J_1=int32(X1) and J_2=int32(X2). The values r, l,
sl, m', t, y, i are represented as 8 bytes in littleendian.
3.4.1.3. Argon2id
If the pass number is 0 and the slice number is 0 or 1, then compute
J_1 and J_2 as for Argon2i, else compute J_1 and J_2 as for Argon2d.
3.4.2. Mapping J_1 and J_2 to reference block index [l][z]
The value of l = J_2 mod p gives the index of the lane from which the
block will be taken. For the first pass (r=0) and the first slice
(sl=0) the block is taken from the current lane.
The set W contains the indices that are referenced according to the
following rules:
1. If l is the current lane, then W includes the indices of all
blocks in the last SL  1 = 3 segments computed and finished, as
well as the blocks computed in the current segment in the current
pass excluding B[i][j1].
2. If l is not the current lane, then W includes the indices of all
blocks in the last SL  1 = 3 segments computed and finished in
lane l. If B[i][j] is the first block of a segment, then the
very last index from W is excluded.
Then take a block from W with a nonuniform distribution over
[0, W) using the mapping
J_1 > W(1  J_1^2 / 2^(64))
Computing J1
To avoid floating point computation, the following approximation is
used:
x = J_1^2 / 2^(32)
y = (W * x) / 2^(32)
zz = W  1  y
Computing J1, part 2
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Then take the zzth index from W, it will be the z value for the
reference block index [l][z].
3.5. Compression function G
The compression function G is built upon the BLAKE2bbased
transformation P. P operates on the 128byte input, which can be
viewed as 8 16byte registers:
P(A_0, A_1, ... ,A_7) = (B_0, B_1, ... ,B_7)
Blake round function P
The compression function G(X, Y) operates on two 1024byte blocks X
and Y. It first computes R = X XOR Y. Then R is viewed as a 8x8
matrix of 16byte registers R_0, R_1, ... , R_63. Then P is first
applied to each row, and then to each column to get Z:
( Q_0, Q_1, Q_2, ... , Q_7) < P( R_0, R_1, R_2, ... , R_7)
( Q_8, Q_9, Q_10, ... , Q_15) < P( R_8, R_9, R_10, ... , R_15)
...
(Q_56, Q_57, Q_58, ... , Q_63) < P(R_56, R_57, R_58, ... , R_63)
( Z_0, Z_8, Z_16, ... , Z_56) < P( Q_0, Q_8, Q_16, ... , Q_56)
( Z_1, Z_9, Z_17, ... , Z_57) < P( Q_1, Q_9, Q_17, ... , Q_57)
...
( Z_7, Z_15, Z 23, ... , Z_63) < P( Q_7, Q_15, Q_23, ... , Q_63)
Core of compression function G
Finally, G outputs Z XOR R:
G: (X, Y) > R > Q > Z > Z XOR R
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++ ++
 X   Y 
++ ++
 
>XOR<

 \ /
 ++
  R 
 ++
 
 \ /
 P rowwise
 
 \ /
 ++
  Q 
 ++
 
 \ /
 P columnwise
 
 \ /
 ++
  Z 
 ++
 
 \ /
>XOR

\ /
Argon2 compression function G.
3.6. Permutation P
Permutation P is based on the round function of BLAKE2b. The 8
16byte inputs S_0, S_1, ... , S_7 are viewed as a 4x4 matrix of
64bit words, where S_i = (v_{2*i+1}  v_{2*i}):
v_0 v_1 v_2 v_3
v_4 v_5 v_6 v_7
v_8 v_9 v_10 v_11
v_12 v_13 v_14 v_15
Matrix element labeling
It works as follows:
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GB(v_0, v_4, v_8, v_12)
GB(v_1, v_5, v_9, v_13)
GB(v_2, v_6, v_10, v_14)
GB(v_3, v_7, v_11, v_15)
GB(v_0, v_5, v_10, v_15)
GB(v_1, v_6, v_11, v_12)
GB(v_2, v_7, v_8, v_13)
GB(v_3, v_4, v_9, v_14)
Feeding matrix elements to GB
GB(a, b, c, d) is defined as follows:
a = (a + b + 2 * trunc(a) * trunc(b)) mod 2^(64)
d = (d XOR a) >>> 32
c = (c + d + 2 * trunc(c) * trunc(d)) mod 2^(64)
b = (b XOR c) >>> 24
a = (a + b + 2 * trunc(a) * trunc(b)) mod 2^(64)
d = (d XOR a) >>> 16
c = (c + d + 2 * trunc(c) * trunc(d)) mod 2^(64)
b = (b XOR c) >>> 63
Details of GB
The modular additions in GB are combined with 64bit multiplications.
Multiplications are the only difference to the original BLAKE2b
design. This choice is done to increase the circuit depth and thus
the running time of ASIC implementations, while having roughly the
same running time on CPUs thanks to parallelism and pipelining.
4. Parameter Choice
Argon2d is optimized for settings where the adversary does not get
regular access to system memory or CPU, i.e. he can not run side
channel attacks based on the timing information, nor he can recover
the password much faster using garbage collection. These settings
are more typical for backend servers and cryptocurrency minings. For
practice we suggest the following settings:
o Cryptocurrency mining, that takes 0.1 seconds on a 2 Ghz CPU using
1 core  Argon2d with 2 lanes and 250 MB of RAM.
Argon2id is optimized for more realistic settings, where the
adversary possibly can access the same machine, use its CPU or mount
coldboot attacks. We suggest the following settings:
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o Backend server authentication, that takes 0.5 seconds on a 2 GHz
CPU using 4 cores  Argon2id with 8 lanes and 4 GiB of RAM.
o Key derivation for harddrive encryption, that takes 3 seconds on
a 2 GHz CPU using 2 cores  Argon2id with 4 lanes and 6 GiB of
RAM.
o Frontend server authentication, that takes 0.5 seconds on a 2 GHz
CPU using 2 cores  Argon2id with 4 lanes and 1 GiB of RAM.
We recommend the following procedure to select the type and the
parameters for practical use of Argon2.
1. Select the type y. If you do not know the difference between
them or you consider sidechannel attacks as viable threat,
choose Argon2id.
2. Figure out the maximum number h of threads that can be initiated
by each call to Argon2.
3. Figure out the maximum amount m of memory that each call can
afford.
4. Figure out the maximum amount x of time (in seconds) that each
call can afford.
5. Select the salt length. 128 bits is sufficient for all
applications, but can be reduced to 64 bits in the case of space
constraints.
6. Select the tag length. 128 bits is sufficient for most
applications, including key derivation. If longer keys are
needed, select longer tags.
7. If sidechannel attacks are a viable threat, or if you're
uncertain, enable the memory wiping option in the library call.
8. Run the scheme of type y, memory m and h lanes and threads, using
different number of passes t. Figure out the maximum t such that
the running time does not exceed x. If it exceeds x even for t =
1, reduce m accordingly.
9. Hash all the passwords with the just determined values m, h, and
t.
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5. Test Vectors
This section contains test vectors for Argon2.
5.1. Argon2d Test Vectors
We provide test vectors with complete outputs (tags). For the
convenience of developers, we also provide some interim variables,
concretely, first and last memory blocks of each pass.
=======================================
Argon2d version number 19
=======================================
Memory: 32 KiB
Passes: 3
Parallelism: 4 lanes
Tag length: 32 bytes
Password[32]: 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01
01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01
01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01
01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01
Salt[16]: 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02
Secret[8]: 03 03 03 03 03 03 03 03
Associated data[12]: 04 04 04 04 04 04 04 04 04 04 04 04
Prehashing digest: b8 81 97 91 a0 35 96 60
bb 77 09 c8 5f a4 8f 04
d5 d8 2c 05 c5 f2 15 cc
db 88 54 91 71 7c f7 57
08 2c 28 b9 51 be 38 14
10 b5 fc 2e b7 27 40 33
b9 fd c7 ae 67 2b ca ac
5d 17 90 97 a4 af 31 09
After pass 0:
Block 0000 [ 0]: db2fea6b2c6f5c8a
Block 0000 [ 1]: 719413be00f82634
Block 0000 [ 2]: a1e3f6dd42aa25cc
Block 0000 [ 3]: 3ea8efd4d55ac0d1
...
Block 0031 [124]: 28d17914aea9734c
Block 0031 [125]: 6a4622176522e398
Block 0031 [126]: 951aa08aeecb2c05
Block 0031 [127]: 6a6c49d2cb75d5b6
After pass 1:
Block 0000 [ 0]: d3801200410f8c0d
Block 0000 [ 1]: 0bf9e8a6e442ba6d
Block 0000 [ 2]: e2ca92fe9c541fcc
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Block 0000 [ 3]: 6269fe6db177a388
...
Block 0031 [124]: 9eacfcfbdb3ce0fc
Block 0031 [125]: 07dedaeb0aee71ac
Block 0031 [126]: 074435fad91548f4
Block 0031 [127]: 2dbfff23f31b5883
After pass 2:
Block 0000 [ 0]: 5f047b575c5ff4d2
Block 0000 [ 1]: f06985dbf11c91a8
Block 0000 [ 2]: 89efb2759f9a8964
Block 0000 [ 3]: 7486a73f62f9b142
...
Block 0031 [124]: 57cfb9d20479da49
Block 0031 [125]: 4099654bc6607f69
Block 0031 [126]: f142a1126075a5c8
Block 0031 [127]: c341b3ca45c10da5
Tag: 51 2b 39 1b 6f 11 62 97
53 71 d3 09 19 73 42 94
f8 68 e3 be 39 84 f3 c1
a1 3a 4d b9 fa be 4a cb
5.2. Argon2i Test Vectors
=======================================
Argon2i version number 19
=======================================
Memory: 32 KiB
Passes: 3
Parallelism: 4 lanes
Tag length: 32 bytes
Password[32]: 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01
01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01
01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01
01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01
Salt[16]: 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02
Secret[8]: 03 03 03 03 03 03 03 03
Associated data[12]: 04 04 04 04 04 04 04 04 04 04 04 04
Prehashing digest: c4 60 65 81 52 76 a0 b3
e7 31 73 1c 90 2f 1f d8
0c f7 76 90 7f bb 7b 6a
5c a7 2e 7b 56 01 1f ee
ca 44 6c 86 dd 75 b9 46
9a 5e 68 79 de c4 b7 2d
08 63 fb 93 9b 98 2e 5f
39 7c c7 d1 64 fd da a9
After pass 0:
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Block 0000 [ 0]: f8f9e84545db08f6
Block 0000 [ 1]: 9b073a5c87aa2d97
Block 0000 [ 2]: d1e868d75ca8d8e4
Block 0000 [ 3]: 349634174e1aebcc
...
Block 0031 [124]: 975f596583745e30
Block 0031 [125]: e349bdd7edeb3092
Block 0031 [126]: b751a689b7a83659
Block 0031 [127]: c570f2ab2a86cf00
After pass 1:
Block 0000 [ 0]: b2e4ddfcf76dc85a
Block 0000 [ 1]: 4ffd0626c89a2327
Block 0000 [ 2]: 4af1440fff212980
Block 0000 [ 3]: 1e77299c7408505b
...
Block 0031 [124]: e4274fd675d1e1d6
Block 0031 [125]: 903fffb7c4a14c98
Block 0031 [126]: 7e5db55def471966
Block 0031 [127]: 421b3c6e9555b79d
After pass 2:
Block 0000 [ 0]: af2a8bd8482c2f11
Block 0000 [ 1]: 785442294fa55e6d
Block 0000 [ 2]: 9256a768529a7f96
Block 0000 [ 3]: 25a1c1f5bb953766
...
Block 0031 [124]: 68cf72fccc7112b9
Block 0031 [125]: 91e8c6f8bb0ad70d
Block 0031 [126]: 4f59c8bd65cbb765
Block 0031 [127]: 71e436f035f30ed0
Tag: c8 14 d9 d1 dc 7f 37 aa
13 f0 d7 7f 24 94 bd a1
c8 de 6b 01 6d d3 88 d2
99 52 a4 c4 67 2b 6c e8
5.3. Argon2id Test Vectors
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Argon2id version number 19
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Memory: 32 KiB, Passes: 3,
Parallelism: 4 lanes, Tag length: 32 bytes
Password[32]: 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01
01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01
Salt[16]: 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02
Secret[8]: 03 03 03 03 03 03 03 03
Associated data[12]: 04 04 04 04 04 04 04 04 04 04 04 04
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Prehashing digest: 28 89 de 48 7e b4 2a e5 00 c0 00 7e d9 25 2f
10 69 ea de c4 0d 57 65 b4 85 de 6d c2 43 7a 67 b8 54 6a 2f 0a
cc 1a 08 82 db 8f cf 74 71 4b 47 2e 94 df 42 1a 5d a1 11 2f fa
11 43 43 70 a1 e9 97
After pass 0:
Block 0000 [ 0]: 6b2e09f10671bd43
Block 0000 [ 1]: f69f5c27918a21be
Block 0000 [ 2]: dea7810ea41290e1
Block 0000 [ 3]: 6787f7171870f893
...
Block 0031 [124]: 377fa81666dc7f2b
Block 0031 [125]: 50e586398a9c39c8
Block 0031 [126]: 6f732732a550924a
Block 0031 [127]: 81f88b28683ea8e5
After pass 1:
Block 0000 [ 0]: 3653ec9d01583df9
Block 0000 [ 1]: 69ef53a72d1e1fd3
Block 0000 [ 2]: 35635631744ab54f
Block 0000 [ 3]: 599512e96a37ab6e
...
Block 0031 [124]: 4d4b435cea35caa6
Block 0031 [125]: c582210d99ad1359
Block 0031 [126]: d087971b36fd6d77
Block 0031 [127]: a55222a93754c692
After pass 2:
Block 0000 [ 0]: 942363968ce597a4
Block 0000 [ 1]: a22448c0bdad5760
Block 0000 [ 2]: a5f80662b6fa8748
Block 0000 [ 3]: a0f9b9ce392f719f
...
Block 0031 [124]: d723359b485f509b
Block 0031 [125]: cb78824f42375111
Block 0031 [126]: 35bc8cc6e83b1875
Block 0031 [127]: 0b012846a40f346a
Tag: 0d 64 0d f5 8d 78 76 6c 08 c0 37 a3 4a 8b 53 c9 d0
1e f0 45 2d 75 b6 5e b5 25 20 e9 6b 01 e6 59
6. IANA Considerations
None.
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7. Security Considerations
7.1. Security as hash function and KDF
The collision and preimage resistance levels of Argon2 are equivalent
to those of the underlying BLAKE2b hash function. To produce a
collision, 2^(256) inputs are needed. To find a preimage, 2^(512)
inputs must be tried.
The KDF security is determined by the key length and the size of the
internal state of hash function H'. To distinguish the output of
keyed Argon2 from random, minimum of (2^(128),2^length(K)) calls to
BLAKE2b are needed.
7.2. Security against timespace tradeoff attacks
Timespace tradeoffs allow computing a memoryhard function storing
fewer memory blocks at the cost of more calls to the internal
comression function. The advantage of tradeoff attacks is measured
in the reduction factor to the timearea product, where memory and
extra compression function cores contribute to the area, and time is
increased to accomodate the recomputation of missed blocks. A high
reduction factor may potentially speed up preimage search.
The best known attacks on the 1pass and 2pass Argon2i is the low
storage attack described in [CBS16], which reduces the timearea
product (using the peak memory value) by the factor of 5. The best
attack on 3pass and more Argon2i is [AB16] with reduction factor
being a function of memory size and the number of passes. For 1
gibibyte of memory: 3 for 3 passes, 2.5 for 4 passes, 2 for 6 passes.
The reduction factor grows by about 0.5 with every doubling the
memory size. To completely prevent timespace tradeoffs from [AB16],
the number of passes MUST exceed binary logarithm of memory minus 26.
Asymptotically, the best attack on 1pass Argon2i is given in [BZ17]
with maximal advantage of the adversary upper bounded by O(m^(0.233))
where m is the number of blocks. This attack is also asymptotically
optimal as [BZ17] also prove the upper bound on any attack of
O(m^(0.25)).
The best tradeoff attack on tpass Argon2d is the ranking tradeoff
attack, which reduces the timearea product by the factor of 1.33.
The best attack on Argon2id can be obtained by complementing the best
attack on the 1pass Argon2i with the best attack on a multipass
Argon2d. Thus the best tradeoff attack on 1pass Argon2id is the
combined lowstorage attack (for the first half of the memory) and
the ranking attack (for the second half), which bring together the
factor of about 2.1. The best tradeoff attack on tpass Argon2id is
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the ranking tradeoff attack, which reduces the timearea product by
the factor of 1.33.
7.3. Security for timebounded defenders
A bottleneck in a system employing the passwordhashing function is
often the function latency rather than memory costs. A rational
defender would then maximize the bruteforce costs for the attacker
equipped with a list of hashes, salts, and timing information, for
fixed computing time on the defender's machine. The attack cost
estimates from [AB16] imply that for Argon2i, 3 passes is almost
optimal for the most of reasonable memory sizes, and that for Argon2d
and Argon2id, 1 pass maximizes the attack costs for the constant
defender time.
7.4. Recommendations
The Argon2id variant with t=1 and maximum available memory is
RECOMMENDED as a default setting for all environments. This setting
is secure against sidechannel attacks and maximizes adversarial
costs on dedicated bruteforce hardware.
8. Acknowledgements
We thank greatly the following authors who helped a lot in preparing
and reviewing this document: JeanPhilippe Aumasson, Samuel Neves,
Joel Alwen, Jeremiah Blocki, Bill Cox, Arnold Reinhold, Solar
Designer, Russ Housley, Stanislav Smyshlyaev, Kenny Paterson, Alexey
Melnikov, Gwynne Raskind.
9. References
9.1. Normative References
[BLAKE2] Saarinen, MJ., Ed. and JP. Aumasson, "The BLAKE2
Cryptographic Hash and Message Authentication Code (MAC)",
RFC 7693, November 2015,
.
[RFC2119] Bradner, S., "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate
Requirement Levels", RFC 2119, March 1997,
.
9.2. Informative References
[AB15] Biryukov, A. and D. Khovratovich, "Tradeoff Cryptanalysis
of MemoryHard Functions", Asiacrypt 2015, December 2015,
.
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[AB16] Alwen, J. and J. Blocki, "Efficiently Computing Data
Independent MemoryHard Functions", Crypto 2016, December
2015, .
[ARGON2] Biryukov, A., Dinu, D., and D. Khovratovich, "Argon2: the
memoryhard function for password hashing and other
applications", WWW www.cryptolux.org, October 2015,
.
[ARGON2ESP]
Biryukov, A., Dinu, D., and D. Khovratovich, "Argon2: New
Generation of MemoryHard Functions for Password Hashing
and Other Applications", Euro SnP 2016, March 2016,
.
[BZ17] Blocki, J. and S. Zhou, "On the DepthRobustness and
Cumulative Pebbling Cost of Argon2i", TCC 2017, May 2017,
.
[CBS16] CorriganGibbs, H., Boneh, D., and S. Schechter, "Balloon
Hashing: Provably SpaceHard Hash Functions with Data
Independent Access Patterns", Asiacrypt 2016, January
2016, .
[HARD] Alwen, J. and V. Serbinenko, "High Parallel Complexity
Graphs and MemoryHard Functions", STOC 2015, 2014,
.
Authors' Addresses
Alex Biryukov
University of Luxembourg
Email: alex.biryukov@uni.lu
Daniel Dinu
University of Luxembourg
Email: dumitrudaniel.dinu@uni.lu
Dmitry Khovratovich
ABDK Consulting
Email: khovratovich@gmail.com
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Simon Josefsson
SJD AB
Email: simon@josefsson.org
URI: http://josefsson.org/
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