Last Call Review of draft-ietf-ipsecme-ikev2-fragmentation-05

Request Review of draft-ietf-ipsecme-ikev2-fragmentation
Requested rev. no specific revision (document currently at 10)
Type Last Call Review
Team Security Area Directorate (secdir)
Deadline 2014-03-12
Requested 2014-02-27
Authors Valery Smyslov
Draft last updated 2014-04-10
Completed reviews Genart Last Call review of -05 by Suresh Krishnan (diff)
Secdir Last Call review of -05 by Derek Atkins (diff)
Assignment Reviewer Derek Atkins
State Completed
Review review-ietf-ipsecme-ikev2-fragmentation-05-secdir-lc-atkins-2014-04-10
Reviewed rev. 05 (document currently at 10)
Review result Ready
Review completed: 2014-04-10



I have reviewed this document as part of the security directorate's 
ongoing effort to review all IETF documents being processed by the 
IESG.  These comments were written primarily for the benefit of the 
security area directors.  Document editors and WG chairs should treat 
these comments just like any other last call comments.

   This document describes the way to avoid IP fragmentation of large
   IKEv2 messages.  This allows IKEv2 messages to traverse network
   devices that don't allow IP fragments to pass through.

I see no major issues with this document.

There is still a minor issue where you move the exhaustion attack from
the IP layer to the IKE layer -- an attacker could, theoretically,
fill an IKE session with incomplete fragments causing it to use
resources waiting for missing fragments.

       Derek Atkins                 617-623-3745
       derek at   
       Computer and Internet Security Consultant