Last Call Review of draft-ietf-pce-inter-layer-ext-12

Request Review of draft-ietf-pce-inter-layer-ext
Requested rev. no specific revision (document currently at 12)
Type Last Call Review
Team Security Area Directorate (secdir)
Deadline 2017-03-01
Requested 2017-02-15
Authors Eiji Oki, Tomonori Takeda, Adrian Farrel, Fatai Zhang
Draft last updated 2017-03-09
Completed reviews Rtgdir Last Call review of -12 by Martin Vigoureux
Secdir Last Call review of -12 by Shawn Emery
Genart Last Call review of -12 by Roni Even
Assignment Reviewer Shawn Emery
State Completed
Review review-ietf-pce-inter-layer-ext-12-secdir-lc-emery-2017-03-09
Reviewed rev. 12
Review result Ready
Review completed: 2017-03-09


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 draft discusses extensions to the Path Computation Element
communication Protocol (PCEP) that allows network path information to
passed through multiple technology layers.  This data can be used to
optimize network utilization by accounting for all of the layers in the
stack instead of individual characteristics.

The security considerations section does exist and states that
controlling networks from inter-layer information does present security
threats.  The section goes on to state that a security threat is also
introduced if a PCE is given full visibility of multi-layer traffic
engineering information.  Could you please expand on the threat
specifically with visibility?  To mitigate against such attacks the draft
suggests the usage of the Path-Key-based (of no relation to a cryptographic
key) mechanism, as described in RFC 5520.  I agree with this assertion, or
at least with the first threat outlined.

General comments:


Editorial comments:

None.  Thanks!