Suppose the attacker knows X, Z such that
H(X || Y) = Z
If bit-length(Y) < 60 then a brute force attack is possible.
What if bit-length(Z) = 256 (such as in SHA-256) bit-length(X) = 128 bit-length(Y) = 256.
Are there any published paper with results/experiments with SHA-256/512 in full or reduced rounds? Are there specific known attack techniques?