Evidence of a larger EM-induced fault model

Sébastien Ordas 1 Ludovic Guillaume-Sage 2 Karim Tobich 2 Jean-Max Dutertre 3 Philippe Maurine 3, 2
1 ADAC - ADAptive Computing
LIRMM - Laboratoire d'Informatique de Robotique et de Microélectronique de Montpellier
2 SmartIES - Smart Integrated Electronic Systems
LIRMM - Laboratoire d'Informatique de Robotique et de Microélectronique de Montpellier
Abstract : Electromagnetic waves have been recently pointed out as a medium for fault injection within circuits featuring cryptographic mod- ules. Indeed, it has been experimentally demonstrated by A. Dehbaoui et al. (Injection of transient faults using electromagnetic pulses - practical results on a cryptographic system, IACR Cryptology ePrint Archive 2012) that an electromagnetic pulse, produced with a high voltage pulse generator and a probe similar to that used to perform EM analyses, was susceptible to create faults exploitable from a cryptanalysis viewpoint. An analysis of the induced faults (Dehbaoui et al., Electro-magnetic transient faults injection on a hardware and a software implementations of aes. In FDTC, 2012) revealed that they originated from timing constraint violations. This paper experimentally demonstrates that EM injection, performed with enhanced probes is very local and can produce not only timing faults but also bit-set and bit-reset faults. This result clearly extends the range of the threats associated with EM fault injection.
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Sébastien Ordas, Ludovic Guillaume-Sage, Karim Tobich, Jean-Max Dutertre, Philippe Maurine. Evidence of a larger EM-induced fault model. CARDIS: Smart Card Research and Advanced Applications, Nov 2014, Paris, France. pp.245-259, ⟨10.1007/978-3-319-16763-3_15⟩. ⟨emse-01099037⟩

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