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RFC 6506, "Supporting Authentication Trailer for OSPFv3", February 2012

Note: This RFC has been obsoleted by RFC 7166

Source of RFC: ospf (rtg)
See Also: RFC 6506 w/ inline errata

Errata ID: 3335
Status: Verified
Type: Technical
Publication Format(s) : TEXT

Reported By: Manav Bhatia
Date Reported: 2012-09-05
Verifier Name: Stewart Bryant
Date Verified: 2013-01-07

Section 4.5 says:

If the Protocol-Specific Authentication Key (Ks) is L octets 
long, then Ko is equal to K. 

It should say:

If the Protocol-Specific Authentication Key (Ks) is L octets 
long, then Ko is equal to Ks. 

Notes:

The key K is never used in computing the digest. There is a class of cross protocol attacks that can be prevented if the original key K is appended with a few well known bytes. As a result, the key K is appended with a 2 octet crypto protocol ID to derive a new key Ks. Its this key that must always be used.

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