OSPF Security Vulnerabilities Analysis

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (rpsec WG)
Authors Emanuele Jones  , Olivier Le Moigne 
Last updated 2006-06-19
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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Internet infrastructure protocols were designed at the very early stages of computer networks when "cyberspace" was still perceived as a benign environment. As a consequence, malicious attacks were not considered to be a major risk when these protocols were designed, leaving today's Internet vulnerable. This paper provides an analysis of OSPF vulnerabilities that could be exploited to modify the normal routing process across a single domain together with an assessment of when internal OSPF mechanisms can or cannot be leveraged to better secure a domain.


Emanuele Jones (emanuele.jones@alcatel.com)
Olivier Le Moigne (olivier.le_moigne@alcatel.com)

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