Route-Leaks & MITM Attacks Against BGPSEC

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (grow WG)
Authors Danny McPherson  , Shane Amante  , Eric Osterweil  , Dave Mitchell 
Last updated 2014-11-10 (latest revision 2014-04-30)
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This document describes a very simple attack vector that illustrates how RPKI-enabled BGPSEC machinery as currently defined can be easily circumvented in order to launch a Man In The Middle (MITM) attack via BGP. It is meant to serve as input to the IETF's Global Routing Operations Working group (GROW) during routing security requirements discussions and subsequent specification.


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