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          01                                                            
Internet Engineering Task Force                                N. Elkins
Internet-Draft                                     Inside Products, Inc.
Intended status: Proposed Standard                          M. Ackermann
Expires: 22 December 2022                                  BCBS Michigan
                                                            A. Deshpande
                                                          NITK Surathkal
                                                            T. Pecorella
                                                               A. Rashid
                                                  University of Florence
                                                            20 June 2022


 IPv6 Performance and Diagnostic Metrics Version 2 (PDMv2) Destination
                                 Option
                 draft-ietf-ippm-encrypted-pdmv2-01.txt

Abstract

   RFC8250 describes an optional Destination Option (DO) header embedded
   in each packet to provide sequence numbers and timing information as
   a basis for measurements.  As this data is sent in clear- text, this
   may create an opportunity for malicious actors to get information for
   subsequent attacks.  This document defines PDMv2 which has a
   lightweight handshake (registration procedure) and encryption to
   secure this data.  Additional performance metrics which may be of use
   are also defined.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.1.  Current Performance and Diagnostic Metrics (PDM)  . . . .   3
     1.2.  PDMv2 Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Conventions used in this document . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   4.  Protocol Flow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     4.1.  Registration Phase  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
       4.1.1.  Rationale of Primary (Writer) and Secondary (Reader)
               Roles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
       4.1.2.  Diagram of Registration Flow  . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     4.2.  Primary (Writer) Client - Primary (Writer) Server
           Negotiation Phase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     4.3.  Primary (Writer) Server / Client - Secondary (Reader)
           Server / Client Registration Phase  . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     4.4.  Secondary (Reader) Client - Secondary (Reader) Server
           communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   5.  Security Goals  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     5.1.  Security Goals for Confidentiality  . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     5.2.  Security Goals for Integrity  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     5.3.  Security Goals for Authentication . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     5.4.  Cryptographic Algorithm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   6.  PDMv2 Destination Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     6.1.  Destinations Option Header  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     6.2.  Metrics information in PDMv2  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     6.3.  PDMv2 Layout  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   7.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   8.  Privacy Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
   9.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
   10. Contributors  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
   11. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     11.1.  References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     11.2.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     11.3.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
   Appendix A.  Rationale for Primary (Writer) Server / Primary
           (Writer) Client . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     A.1.  One Client / One Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     A.2.  Multiple Clients / One Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17



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     A.3.  Multiple Clients / Multiple Servers . . . . . . . . . . .  18
     A.4.  Primary (Writer) Client / Primary (Writer) Server . . . .  18
   Appendix B.  Sample Implementation of Registration  . . . . . . .  18
     B.1.  Overall summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
     B.2.  High level flow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
     B.3.  Commands used . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
   Appendix C.  Change Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
   Appendix D.  Open Issues  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19

1.  Introduction

1.1.  Current Performance and Diagnostic Metrics (PDM)

   The current PDM is an IPv6 Destination Options header which provides
   information based on the metrics like Round-trip delay and Server
   delay.  This information helps to measure the Quality of Service
   (QoS) and to assist in diagnostics.  However, there are potential
   risks involved transmitting PDM data during a diagnostics session.

   PDM metrics can help an attacker understand about the type of machine
   and its processing capabilities.  Inferring from the PDM data, the
   attack can launch a timing attack.  For example, if a cryptographic
   protocol is used, a timing attack may be launched against the keying
   material to obtain the secret.

   Along with this, PDM does not provide integrity.  It is possible for
   a Man-In-The-Middle (MITM) node to modify PDM headers leading to
   incorrect conclusions.  For example, during the debugging process
   using PDM header, it can mislead the person showing there are no
   unusual server delays.

1.2.  PDMv2 Introduction

   PDMv2 introduces confidential, integrity and authentication.

   TBD

2.  Conventions used in this document

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in BCP 14, RFC 2119
   [RFC2119] .

   In this document, these words will appear with that interpretation
   only when in ALL CAPS.  Lower case uses of these words are not to be
   interpreted as carrying significance described in RFC 2119.



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3.  Terminology

   *  Primary (Writer) Client (WC): An authoritative node that creates
      cryptographic keys for multiple reader clients.

   *  Primary (Writer) Server (WS): An authoritative node that creates
      cryptographic keys for multiple reader servers.

   *  Secondary (Reader) Client (RC): An endpoint node which initiates a
      session with a listening port and sends PDM data.  Connects to the
      Primary (Writer) Client to get cryptographic key material.

   *  Secondary (Reader) Server (RS): An endpoint node which has a
      listening port and sends PDM data.  Connects to the Primary
      (Writer) Server to get cryptographic key material.

   Note: a client may act as a server (have listening ports).

   *  Symmetric Key (K): A uniformly random bitstring as an input to the
      encryption algorithm, known only to Secondary (Reader) Clients and
      Secondary (Reader) Servers, to establish a secure communication.

   *  Public and Private Keys: A pair of keys that is used in asymmetric
      cryptography.  If one is used for encryption, the other is used
      for decryption.  Private Keys are kept hidden by the source of the
      key pair generator, but Public Key is known to everyone.  pkX
      (Public Key) and skX (Private Key).  Where X can be, any client or
      any server.

   *  Pre-shared Key (PSK): A symmetric key.  Uniformly random
      bitstring, shared between any client or any server or a key shared
      between an entity that forms client-server relationship.  This
      could happen through an out-of band mechanism: e.g., a physical
      meeting or use of another protocol.

   *  Session Key: A temporary key which acts as a symmetric key for the
      whole session.

4.  Protocol Flow

   The protocol will proceed in 3 steps.

   Step 1:  Negotiation between Primary (Writer) Server and Primary
            (Writer) Client.

   Step 2:  Registration between Primary (Writer) Server / Client and
            Secondary (Reader) Server / Client




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   Step 3:  PDM data flow between Secondary (Reader) Client and
            Secondary (Reader) Server

   After-the-fact (or real-time) data analysis of PDM flow may occur by
   network diagnosticians or network devices.  The definition of how
   this is done is out of scope for this document.

4.1.  Registration Phase

4.1.1.  Rationale of Primary (Writer) and Secondary (Reader) Roles

   Enterprises have many servers and many clients.  These clients and
   servers may be in multiple locations.  It may be less overhead to
   have a secure location (ex.  Shared database) for servers and clients
   to share keys.  Otherwise, each client needs to keep track of the
   keys for each server.

   Please view Appendix 1 for some sample topologies and further
   explanation.

4.1.2.  Diagram of Registration Flow


           +------------+                       +------------+
           |   Writer   |<--------------------->|   Writer   |
           |   Client   |                       |   Server   |
           +------+-----+                       +------+-----+
                  |                                    |
       +----------+----------+              +----------+----------+
       |          |          |              |          |          |
   +---+---+  +---+---+  +---+---+      +---+---+  +---+---+  +---+---+
   | Reader|  | Reader|  | Reader|      | Reader|  | Reader|  | Reader|
   |   1   |  |   2   |  |   3   |      |   1   |  |   2   |  |   3   |
   +---+---+  +---+---+  +---+---+      +---+---+  +---+---+  +---+---+
       |          |          |              |          |          |
       |          |          +--------------+          |          |
       |          +------------------------------------+          |
       +----------------------------------------------------------+


4.2.  Primary (Writer) Client - Primary (Writer) Server Negotiation
      Phase

   The two entities exchange a set of data to ensure the respective
   identities.

   They use HPKE KEM to negotiate a "SharedSecret".




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4.3.  Primary (Writer) Server / Client - Secondary (Reader) Server /
      Client Registration Phase

   The "SharedSecret" is shared securely:

   *  By the Primary (Writer) Client to all the Secondary (Reader)
      Clients under its control.  How this is achieved is beyond the
      scope of the present specification.

   *  By the Primary (Writer)Server to all the Secondary (Reader)
      Servers under its control.  How this is achieved is beyond the
      scope of the present specification.

4.4.  Secondary (Reader) Client - Secondary (Reader) Server
      communication

   Each Client and Server derive a "SessionTemporaryKey" by using HPKE
   KDF, using the following inputs:

   *  The "SharedSecret".

   *  The 5-tuple (SrcIP, SrcPort, DstIP, DstPort, Protocol) of the
      communication.

   *  A Key Rotation Index (Kri).

   The Kri SHOULD be initialized to zero.

   The server and client initialize (separately) a pseudo-random non-
   repeating sequence between 1 and 2^15-1.  How to generate this
   sequence is beyond the scope of this document, and does not affect
   the rest of the specification.  When the sequence is used fully, or
   earlier if appropriate, the sender signals the other party that a key
   change is necessary.  This is achieved by flipping the "F bit" and
   resetting the PRSEQ.  The receiver increments the Kri of the sender,
   and derives another SessionTemporaryKey to be used for decryption.

   It shall be stressed that the two SessionTemporaryKeys used in the
   communication are never the same, as the 5-tuple is reversed for the
   Server and Client.  Moreover, the time evolution of the respective
   Kri can be different.  As a consequence, each entity must maintain a
   table with (at least) the following informations:

   *  Flow 5-tuple, Own Kri, Other Kri

   An implementation might optimize this further by caching the
   OwnSessionTemporaryKey (used in Encryption) and
   OtherSessionTemporaryKey (used in Decryption).



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5.  Security Goals

   As discussed in the introduction, PDM data can represent a serious
   data leakage in presence of a malicious actor.

   In particular, the sequence numbers included in the PDM header allows
   correlating the traffic flows, and the timing data can highlight the
   operational limits of a server to a malicious actor.  Moreover,
   forging PDM headers can lead to unnecessary, unwanted, or dangerous
   operational choices, e.g., to restore an apparently degraded Quality
   of Service (QoS).

   Due to this, it is important that the confidentiality and integrity
   of the PDM headers is maintained.  PDM headers can be encrypted and
   authenticated using the methods discussed in section [x], thus
   ensuring confidentiality and integrity.  However, if PDM is used in a
   scenario where the integrity and confidentiality is already ensured
   by other means, they can be transmitted without encryption or
   authentication.  This includes, but is not limited to, the following
   cases:

   a)  PDM is used over an already encrypted medium (For example VPN
       tunnels).

   b)  PDM is used in a link-local scenario.

   c)  PDM is used in a corporate network where there are security
       measures strong enough to consider the presence of a malicious
       actor a negligible risk.

5.1.  Security Goals for Confidentiality

   PDM data must be kept confidential between the intended parties,
   which includes (but is not limited to) the two entities exchanging
   PDM data, and any legitimate party with the proper rights to access
   such data.

5.2.  Security Goals for Integrity

   PDM data must not be forged or modified by a malicious entity.  In
   other terms, a malicious entity must not be able to generate a valid
   PDM header impersonating an endpoint, and must not be able to modify
   a valid PDM header.

5.3.  Security Goals for Authentication

   TBD




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5.4.  Cryptographic Algorithm

   Symmetric key cryptography has performance benefits over asymmetric
   cryptography; asymmetric cryptography is better for key management.
   Encryption schemes that unite both have been specified in [RFC1421],
   and have been participating practically since the early days of
   public-key cryptography.  The basic mechanism is to encrypt the
   symmetric key with the public key by joining both yields.  Hybrid
   public-key encryption schemes (HPKE) [RFC9180] used a different
   approach that generates the symmetric key and its encapsulation with
   the public key of the receiver.

   Our choice is to use the HPKE framework that incorporates key
   encapsulation mechanism (KEM), key derivation function (KDF) and
   authenticated encryption with associated data (AEAD).  These multiple
   schemes are more robust and significantly efficient than the
   traditional schemes and thus lead to our choice of this framework.

6.  PDMv2 Destination Options

6.1.  Destinations Option Header

   The IPv6 Destination Options extension header [RFC8200] is used to
   carry optional information that needs to be examined only by a
   packet's destination node(s).  The Destination Options header is
   identified by a Next Header value of 60 in the immediately preceding
   header and is defined in RFC 8200 [RFC8200].  The IPv6 PDMv2
   destination option is implemented as an IPv6 Option carried in the
   Destination Options header.

6.2.  Metrics information in PDMv2

   The IPv6 PDMv2 destination option contains the following base fields:

      SCALEDTLR: Scale for Delta Time Last Received
      SCALEDTLS: Scale for Delta Time Last Sent
      GLOBALPTR: Global Pointer
      PSNTP: Packet Sequence Number This Packet
      PSNLR: Packet Sequence Number Last Received
      DELTATLR: Delta Time Last Received
      DELTATLS: Delta Time Last Sent

   PDMv2 adds a new metric to the existing PDM [RFC8250] called the
   Global Pointer.  The existing PDM fields are identified with respect
   to the identifying information called a "5-tuple".

   The 5-tuple consists of:




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      SADDR: IP address of the sender
      SPORT: Port for the sender
      DADDR: IP address of the destination
      DPORT: Port for the destination
      PROTC: Upper-layer protocol (TCP, UDP, ICMP, etc.)

   Unlike PDM fields, Global Pointer (GLOBALPTR) field in PDMv2 is
   defined for the SADDR type.  Following are the SADDR address types
   considered:

   a)  Link-Local

   b)  Global Unicast

   The Global Pointer is treated as a common entity over all the
   5-tuples with the same SADDR type.  It is initialised to the value 1
   and increments for every packet sent.  Global Pointer provides a
   measure of the amount of IPv6 traffic sent by the PDMv2 node.

   When the SADDR type is Link-Local, the PDMv2 node sends Global
   Pointer defined for Link-Local addresses, and when the SADDR type is
   Global Unicast, it sends the one defined for Global Unicast
   addresses.

6.3.  PDMv2 Layout

   PDMv2 has two different header formats corresponding to whether the
   metric contents are encrypted or unencrypted.  The difference between
   the two types of headers is determined from the Options Length value.

   Following is the representation of the unencrypted PDMv2 header:


      0                   1                   2                   3
      0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
     +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
     |  Option Type  | Option Length | Vrsn  |     Reserved Bits     |
     +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
     |      Random Number          |f|   ScaleDTLR   |   ScaleDTLS   |
     +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
     |                         Global Pointer                        |
     +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
     |      PSN This Packet          |    PSN Last Received          |
     |-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
     |   Delta Time Last Received    |     Delta Time Last Sent      |
     +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+





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   Following is the representation of the encrypted PDMv2 header:


      0                   1                   2                   3
      0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
     +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
     |  Option Type  | Option Length | Vrsn  |     Reserved Bits     |
     +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
     |      Random Number          |f|                               |
     +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+                               :
     |                      Encrypted PDM Data                       :
     :                          (30 bytes)                           |
     +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+


      Option Type

         0x0F

         8-bit unsigned integer.  The Option Type is adopted from RFC
         8250 [RFC8250].

      Option Length

         0x12: Unencrypted PDM

         0x22: Encrypted PDM

         8-bit unsigned integer.  Length of the option, in octets,
         excluding the Option Type and Option Length fields.  The
         options length is used for differentiating PDM [RFC8250],
         unencrypted PDMv2 and encrypted PDMv2.

      Version Number

         0x2

         4-bit unsigned number.

      Reserved Bits

         12-bits.

         Reserved bits for future use.  They are initialised to 0 for
         PDMv2.

      Random Number




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         15-bit unsigned number.

         TBD

      Flag Bit

         1-bit field.

         TBD

      Scale Delta Time Last Received (SCALEDTLR)

         8-bit unsigned number.

         This is the scaling value for the Delta Time Last Sent
         (DELTATLS) field.

      Scale Delta Time Last Sent (SCALEDTLS)

         8-bit unsigned number.

         This is the scaling value for the Delta Time Last Sent
         (DELTATLS) field.

      Global Pointer

         32-bit unsigned number.

         Global Pointer is initialized to 1 for the different source
         address types and incremented monotonically for each packet
         with the corresponding source address type.

         This field stores the Global Pointer type corresponding to the
         SADDR type of the packet.

      Packet Sequence Number This Packet (PSNTP)

         16-bit unsigned number.

         This field is initialized at a random number and is incremented
         monotonically for each packet of the 5-tuple.

      Packet Sequence Number Last Recieved (PSNLR)

         16-bit unsigned number.

         This field is the PSNTP of the last received packet on the
         5-tuple.



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      Delta Time Last Received (DELTATLR)

         16-bit unsigned integer.

         The value is set according to the scale in SCALEDTLR.

         Delta Time Last Received =
         (send time packet n - receive time packet (n - 1))

      Delta Time Last Sent (DELTATLS)

         16-bit unsigned integer.

         The value is set according to the scale in SCALEDTLS.

         Delta Time Last Sent =
         (receive time packet n - send time packet (n - 1))

7.  Security Considerations

   PDMv2 DOH can be used by an attacker to gather information about a
   victim (passive attack) or to force the victim to modify its
   operational parameters to comply with forged data (active attacks).

   In order to mitigate these, it is important that the PDMv2 DOH is
   subject to:

   1)  Confidentiality and

   2)  Integrity

   with respect to an attacker.

   In the following we will refer to two different "groups", that can or
   cannot belong to the same operational and management domain:

   1)  Servers - implementing services.

   2)  Clients-devices willing to interact with the services offered by
       Servers.

   We will assume, for the sake of generalization, that the Servers are
   managed by an Organization (OrgA) implementing management procedures
   over them, and the Clients by a different Organization (OrgB).

   An attacker could be in the following positions:

   1)  External to OrgA or OrgB.



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   2)  Inside OrgA (i.e., a Server), either because it is a legitimate-
       but-curious device, or as a consequence of an attack to a device.

   3)  Inside OrgB (i.e., a Client), either because it is a legitimate-
       but-curious device, or as a consequence of an attack to a device

   Furthermore, since PDMv2 DOH encryption could consume resources
   (albeit limited), it is possible to foresee a call of DoS by resource
   exhaustion.  Hence, it is relevant to consider a form of access
   control to verify that the Server and Client belong to OrgA and OrgB
   respectively.  This could be a _delegated trust_.

   In other terms, a Client could just want to verify that the Server
   belongs to OrgA, without actually verifying the identity of the
   Server.

   The Authentication and Authorization of Clients and Servers is thus
   delegated to the respective Organizations.  In other terms, we do not
   expect, or want, that a Client and a Server should be forced to
   verify the respective identities (Authentication) or the permissions
   to use PDMv2 (Authorization).

   The simple knowledge of the secrets required by the flow is
   considered sufficient to enable PDMv2.  On the opposite, an
   unsuccessful decryption MUST result in dropping the PDMv2 DOH without
   further processing or, if configured to do so, might lead to
   throttling, filtering, and/or logging the activity of the other
   entity (Client or Server).

   The present document specifies a methodology to enable this delegated
   trust, along with the Confidentiality and Integrity requirements, in
   the PDMv2 DOH.

   We assume that PS and PC have verified the respective identities and
   the authorization to enable PDMv2 DOH on a set of devices under their
   responsibility: Secondary Servers (SS) and Secondary Clients (SC).

   PS-PC

   *  Perform a HPKE KEM and obtain a PairMasterSecret (PMS).

   *  The PMS is stored securely in both PS and PC, and is NOT to be
      leaked.

   *  The PMS is valid only for the PC-PS pair.

   In other terms, if a PS would want to establish a pair with two PCs,
   it will have two different PMSs.



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   *  PMS might be re-negotiated after a given amount of time
      [renegotiation TBD]

   *  PS and PC exchange respectively the list of the SS and SC enabled
      to use PDMv2.  The list can be:

      -  A range of IP addresses, e.g.: 2001:db8:food:beef:cafe::0/80

      -  A list of IP addresses, e.g., [2001:db8:food::1/128,
         2001:db8:food::1/128]

      Note:

      1)  How to represent the list in a compact way is out of scope of
          the present document,

      2)  The list could be dynamically updated.

      3)  Inside OrgB (i.e., a Client), either because it is a
          legitimate-but-curious device, or as a consequence of an
          attack to a device

   *  PS sends to the PC the Security Mode of Operation (SecMoP) to be
      used, see below.

   PS-SS and PC-SC

   *  Each Secondary Sever (or Client) MUST authenticate itself with the
      Primary Server (or Client).  This is out of scope of the present
      specification.

   *  Each SS receives a PairServerSecret (PSS), derived using HPKE KDF,
      and valid for the specific SS and the list of SCs defined above.

   *  Each SC receives a PairClientSecret (PCS), derived using HPKE KDF,
      and valid for the specific SC and the list of SSs defined above.

   Since there are multiple use-cases, we define 4 modes of operations:

   *  *No Protection*: The Secrets are discarded (or not even created),
      and the flows do not use PDMv2.  The scheme above is used only to
      disseminate the list of Secondary Clients and Secondary Servers.
      By sharing lists, this mode act as ACL (Access Control List) or
      authorization of the secondaries.

   *  *TrustedServers*: The Secondary Servers are trusted, and they do
      know a secret derived by the PMS.




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   *  *AsymmetricPoll*: One Secondary (Server or Client) must acquire a
      secret from the respective Primary.

   *  *Identity Based Cryptography (IBC)*: IBC (RFC5091) is used to
      generate a shared secret between the SS and the SC.

   The *TrustedServers* MoP has the benefit of requiring no additional
   steps to send and receive PDMv2 DOH, because each flow is protected
   by a SessionKey that can be derived autonomously by both the SC and
   the SS, without any interaction with the PS and PC, or any
   negotiation between the SS and the SC.

   The possible vulnerabilities of the *TrustedServers* MoP are the
   following:

   *  Any SS can inspect the flows directed to a different SS in the
      same group.

   *  An attack to a SS might result in compromising the security of all
      the flows between all the clients and the Secondary Servers
      belonging to the same group.

   A possible mitigation is to split the Secondary Servers in different
   sub-groups.  This is a scenario similar to the one of a PC
   negotiating PDMv2 access with different PSs.

   The *AsymmetricPoll* MoP has the benefit of isolating each SS and
   each SC.  Only the SS and SC involved in a communication can decrypt
   their flows.

   The *IBC* MoP has the same security properties of the
   *AsymmetricPoll* MoP, and the advantage of not requiring any
   interaction between the Primary and the Secondary.  The disadvantage
   is the requirement of performing a "pairing" session negotiation
   between the Secondaries.

   It must be considered that, while secure, this MoP could be used to
   perform a resource exhaustion attack on the PairDeviceKey
   establishment.  Hence, a device MUST NOT reply to an IP address that
   is not in the Secondary[client, server] list, and MUST NOT reply with
   negative acknowledgments (e.g., in case of an incorrect decoding).

8.  Privacy Considerations

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9.  IANA Considerations

     TBD

10.  Contributors

   TBD

11.  References

11.1.  References

11.2.  Normative References

   [RFC2119]  Bradner, S., "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate
              Requirement Levels", BCP 14, RFC 2119,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC2119, March 1997,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc2119>.

   [RFC8250]  Elkins, N., Hamilton, R., and M. Ackermann, "IPv6
              Performance and Diagnostic Metrics (PDM) Destination
              Option", RFC 8250, DOI 10.17487/RFC8250, September 2017,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8250>.

   [RFC8200]  Deering, S. and R. Hinden, "Internet Protocol, Version 6
              (IPv6) Specification", STD 86, RFC 8200,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC8200, July 2017,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8200>.

11.3.  Informative References

   [RFC9180]  Barnes, R., Bhargavan, K., Lipp, B., and C. Wood, "Hybrid
              Public Key Encryption", RFC 9180, DOI 10.17487/RFC9180,
              February 2022, <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc9180>.

   [RFC1421]  Linn, J., "Privacy Enhancement for Internet Electronic
              Mail: Part I: Message Encryption and Authentication
              Procedures", RFC 1421, DOI 10.17487/RFC1421, February
              1993, <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc1421>.

Appendix A.  Rationale for Primary (Writer) Server / Primary (Writer)
             Client

A.1.  One Client / One Server

   Let's start with one client and one server.





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     +------------+  Derived Shared Secret  +------------+
     |   Client   |    ----------------->   |   Server   |
     +------+-----+                         +------+-----+
            |                                      |
            V                                      V
      Client Secret                          Server Secret


   The Client and Server create public / private keys and derive a
   shared secret.  Let's not consider Authentication or Certificates at
   this point.

   What is stored at the Client and Server to be able to encrypt and
   decrypt packets?  The shared secret or private key.

   Since we only have one Server and one Client, then we don't need to
   have any kind of identifier for which private key to use for which
   Server or Client because there is only one of each.

   Of course, this is a ludicrous scenario since no real organization of
   interest has only one server and one client.

A.2.  Multiple Clients / One Server

   So, let's try with multiple clients and one Primary (Writer) server


     +------------+
     |  Client 1  |  --------+
     +------------+          |
     +------------+          +--->
     |  Client 2  |    ---------->    +------------+
     +------+-----+         :         |   Server   |
            :               :         +------+-----+
            :               +---->
     +------------+         |
     |  Client n  |  -------+
     +------+-----+


   The Clients and Server create public / private keys and derive a
   shared secret.  Each Client has a unique private key.

   What is stored at the Client and Server to be able to encrypt and
   decrypt packets?

   Clients each store a private key.  Server stores: Client Identifier
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   Since we only have one Server and multiple Clients, then the Clients
   don't need to have any kind of identifier for which private key to
   use for which Server but the Server needs to know which private key
   to use for which Client.  So, the Server has to store an identifier
   as well as the Key.

   But, this also is a ludicrous scenario since no real organization of
   interest has only one server.

A.3.  Multiple Clients / Multiple Servers

   When we have multiple clients and multiple servers, then each not
   only does the Server need to know which key to use for which Client,
   but the Client needs to know which private key to use for which
   Server.

A.4.  Primary (Writer) Client / Primary (Writer) Server

   Based on this rationale, we have chosen a Primary (Writer) Server /
   Primary (Writer) Client topology.

Appendix B.  Sample Implementation of Registration

B.1.  Overall summary

   In the Registration phase, the objective is to generate a shared
   secret that will be used in encryption and decryption during the Data
   Transfer phase.  We have adopted a Primary-Secondary architecture to
   represent the clients and servers (see Section 4.1.1).  The primary
   server and primary client perform Key Encapsulation Mechanism (KEM)
   [RFC9180] to generate a primary shared secret.  The primary server
   shares this secret with secondary servers, whereas the primary client
   performs Key Derivation Function (KDF) [RFC9180] to share client-
   specific secrets to corresponding secondary clients.  During the Data
   Transfer phase, the secondary servers generate the client-specific
   secrets on the arrival of the first packet from the secondary client.

B.2.  High level flow

   The following steps describe the protocol flow:

   1.  Primary client initiates a request to the primary server.  The
       request contains a list of available ciphersuites for KEM, KDF,
       and AEAD.

   2.  Primary server responds to the primary client with one of the
       available ciphersuites and shares its public key.




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   3.  Primary client generates a secret and its encapsulation.  The
       primary client sends the encapsulation and a salt to the primary
       server.  The salt is required during KDF in the Data Transfer
       phase.

   4.  Primary Server generates the secret with the help of the
       encapsulation and responds with a status message.

   5.  Primary server shares this key with secondary servers over TLS.

   6.  Primary client generates the client-specific secrets with the
       help of KDF by using the info parameter as the Client IP address.
       The primary client shares these keys with the corresponding
       secondary clients over TLS.

B.3.  Commands used

   Two commands are used between the primary client and the primary
   server to denote the setup and KEM phases.  Along with this, we have
   a "req / resp" to indicate whether it's a request or response.

   Between primary and secondary entities, we have one command to denote
   the sharing of the secret keys.

Appendix C.  Change Log

   Note to RFC Editor: if this document does not obsolete an existing
   RFC, please remove this appendix before publication as an RFC.

Appendix D.  Open Issues

   Note to RFC Editor: please remove this appendix before publication as
   an RFC.

Authors' Addresses

   Nalini Elkins
   Inside Products, Inc.
   36A Upper Circle
   Carmel Valley, CA,  93924
   United States of America
   Phone: +1 831 234 4232
   Email: nalini.elkins@insidethestack.com








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   Michael Ackermann
   BCBS Michigan
   P.O. Box 2888
   Detroit, Michigan,  48231
   United States of America
   Phone: +1 248 703 3600
   Email: mackermann@bcbsm.com
   URI:   http://www.bcbsm.com


   Ameya Deshpande
   NITK Surathkal
   Pashan-Baner Link Road, Pashan
   Pune, Maharashtra, 411021
   India
   Phone: +91 96893 26060
   Email: ameyanrd@gmail.com
   URI:   https://www.nitk.ac.in/


   Tommaso Pecorella
   University of Florence
   Dept. of Information Engineering, Via di Santa Marta, 3, 50139
   Firenze
   Italy
   Phone: +39 055 2758540
   Email: tommaso.pecorella@unifi.it
   URI:   https://www.unifi.it/


   Adnan Rashid
   University of Florence
   Dept. of Information Engineering, Via di Santa Marta, 3, 50139
   Firenze
   Italy
   Phone: +39 347 9821 467
   Email: adnan.rashid@unifi.it
   URI:   https://www.unifi.it/













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