MIPv6 BU Attacks and Defenses

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This document overviews attacks against mobile and fixed IP nodes by exploiting features of the Mobile IPv6 Route Optimization. Many of the attacks can be prevented by authenticating the Mobile IPv6 Binding Updates (BU) but some cannot, some depend on the details of the BU protocol, and some denial-of-service attacks specifically take advantage of authentication mechanisms.


Tuomas Aura (tuomaura@microsoft.com)
Jari Arkko (jari.arkko@piuha.net)

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