IKE/ISAKMP Considered Dangerous

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Author William Simpson 
Last updated 1999-06-21
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IKE [RFC-2409] is a session-key exchange mechanism within the ISAKMP [RFC-2408] protocol framework. The combination is fraught with egregious fundamental design flaws. This document details a few of the more easily exploitable problems.


William Simpson (wsimpson@greendragon.com)

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