|RFC 8940||EAP Session-Id Derivation||October 2020|
Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) Session-Id Derivation for EAP Subscriber Identity Module (EAP-SIM), EAP Authentication and Key Agreement (EAP-AKA), and Protected EAP (PEAP)
RFC 5247 is updated to define and clarify EAP Session-Id derivation for multiple Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) methods. The derivation of Session-Id was not given for EAP Subscriber Identity Module (EAP-SIM) or EAP Authentication and Key Agreement (EAP-AKA) when using the fast reconnect exchange instead of full authentication. The derivation of Session-Id for full authentication is clarified for both EAP-SIM and EAP-AKA. The derivation of Session-Id for Protected EAP (PEAP) is also given. The definition for PEAP follows the definition for other TLS-based EAP methods.¶
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EAP [RFC3748] Session-Id derivation has not been defined for EAP-SIM and EAP-AKA when using the fast reconnect exchange instead of full authentication. [RFC5247] defines the Session-Id for these EAP methods, but that derivation is only applicable for the full authentication case. The Session-Id derivation was not defined for EAP-AKA', but [AKAP] now defines it, along with other updates. As such, the definition for EAP-AKA' is not included here.¶
The IEEE has defined Fast Initial Link Setup (FILS) authentication [FILS], which needs the EAP Session-Id in order for the EAP Re-authentication Protocol (ERP) [RFC6696] to work. It is therefore important to address the existing deficiencies in the definition of EAP Session-Id.¶
Finally, [RFC5247] did not define Session-Id for PEAP [MS-PEAP] [PEAP]. We correct these deficiencies here by updating [RFC5247] with the Session-Id derivation during fast-reconnect exchange for EAP-SIM and EAP-AKA; clarifying the Session-Id derivation during full authentication for EAP-SIM and EAP-AKA; and defining the Session-Id derivation for PEAP, which is the same for both full authentication and fast reconnect.¶
It should say:¶
EAP-AKA is defined in [RFC4187]. When using full authentication, the EAP-AKA Session-Id is the concatenation of the EAP Type Code (0x17) with the contents of the RAND field from the AT_RAND attribute, followed by the contents of the AUTN field in the AT_AUTN attribute:¶Session-Id = 0x17 || RAND || AUTN¶
When using fast reconnect, the EAP-AKA Session-Id is the concatenation of the EAP Type Code (0x17) with the contents of the NONCE_S field from the AT_NONCE_S attribute, followed by the contents of the MAC field from the AT_MAC attribute from EAP-Request/AKA-Reauthentication:¶Session-Id = 0x17 || NONCE_S || MAC¶
It should say:¶
EAP-SIM is defined in [RFC4186]. When using full authentication, the EAP-SIM Session-Id is the concatenation of the EAP Type Code (0x12) with the contents of the RAND field from the AT_RAND attribute, followed by the contents of the NONCE_MT field in the AT_NONCE_MT attribute. RFC 4186 says that the EAP server should obtain "n" GSM triplets where "n=2" or "n=3".¶
For "n=2", the Session-Id is therefore defined as¶Session-Id = 0x12 || RAND1 || RAND2 || NONCE_MT¶
which is 49 octets in length.¶
For "n=3", the Session-Id is therefore defined as¶Session-Id = 0x12 || RAND1 || RAND2 || RAND3 || NONCE_MT¶
which is 65 octets in length.¶
RAND1, RAND2, and RAND3 correspond to the RAND value from the first, second, and third GSM triplet, respectively.¶
When using fast reconnect, the EAP-SIM Session-Id is the concatenation of the EAP Type Code (0x12) with the contents of the NONCE_S field from the AT_NONCE_S attribute, followed by the contents of the MAC field from the AT_MAC attribute from EAP-Request/SIM/Reauthentication:¶Session-Id = 0x12 || NONCE_S || MAC¶
which is 33 octets in length.¶
Appendix A of [RFC5247] was supposed to define exported parameters for existing EAP methods. The way Session-Id was defined for EAP-AKA and EAP-SIM works only for the full authentication case, i.e., it cannot be used when the optional fast reconnect case is used since the used parameters (RAND, AUTN, NONCE_MT) are not used in the fast reconnect case. Based on [RFC4187], Section 5.2 and similar text in [RFC4186], Section 5.2, NONCE_S corresponds to RAND and MAC in EAP-Request/AKA-Reauthentication, and EAP-Request/SIM/Reauthentication corresponds to AUTN. That would seem to imply that the Session-Id could be defined using NONCE_S and MAC instead of RAND and AUTN/NONCE_MT.¶
This derivation is done via a random value created by the server, along with a secret key and the peer's identity. We believe that this derivation is secure, though no formal analysis has been done.¶
Session-Id = 0x19 || client.random || server.random¶
This definition is that same for both full authentication and for fast reconnect.¶
This definition is already in widespread use in all known PEAP implementations.¶
This specification defines EAP Session-Ids for ERP with EAP-SIM and EAP-AKA. It therefore enables ERP key hierarchy establishment using fast reconnect with EAP-SIM and EAP-AKA.¶
The definitions used here have been widely deployed for years in all major EAP implementations. However, we acknowledge that very little security analysis has been done for these definitions. As a result, any security issues would result in serious issues for the Internet as a whole.¶
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- Simon, D., Aboba, B., and R. Hurst, "The EAP-TLS Authentication Protocol", RFC 5216, DOI 10.17487/RFC5216, , <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc5216>.
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- Haverinen, H., Ed. and J. Salowey, Ed., "Extensible Authentication Protocol Method for Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) Subscriber Identity Modules (EAP-SIM)", RFC 4186, DOI 10.17487/RFC4186, , <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc4186>.
- Arkko, J. and H. Haverinen, "Extensible Authentication Protocol Method for 3rd Generation Authentication and Key Agreement (EAP-AKA)", RFC 4187, DOI 10.17487/RFC4187, , <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc4187>.
- Cao, Z., He, B., Shi, Y., Wu, Q., Ed., and G. Zorn, Ed., "EAP Extensions for the EAP Re-authentication Protocol (ERP)", RFC 6696, DOI 10.17487/RFC6696, , <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc6696>.
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