Problem Areas for the IP Security Protocols

Bellovin, Steven Michael

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is in the process of adopting standards for IP-layer encryption and authentication (IPSEC). We describe a number of attacks against various versions of these protocols, including confidentiality failures and authentication failures. The implications of these attacks are troubling for the utility of this entire effort.



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June 28, 2010


Proceedings of the sixth annual USENIX Security Symposium: focusing on applications of cryptography: July 22-25, 1996, San Jose, California (Berkeley, Calif.: USENIX Association, 1996), pp. 205-214.