[rfc-dist] RFC 7474 on Security Extension for OSPFv2 When Using Manual Key Management

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        RFC 7474

        Title:      Security Extension for OSPFv2 When 
                    Using Manual Key Management 
        Author:     M. Bhatia, S. Hartman,
                    D. Zhang, A. Lindem, Ed.
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       April 2015
        Mailbox:    manav at ionosnetworks.com, 
                    hartmans-ietf at mit.edu, 
                    dacheng.zhang at gmail.com,
                    acee at cisco.com
        Pages:      14
        Characters: 31832
        Updates:    RFC 2328, RFC 5709

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-ospf-security-extension-manual-keying-11.txt

        URL:        https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7474

The current OSPFv2 cryptographic authentication mechanism as defined
in RFCs 2328 and 5709 is vulnerable to both inter-session and intra-
session replay attacks when using manual keying.  Additionally, the
existing cryptographic authentication mechanism does not cover the IP
header.  This omission can be exploited to carry out various types of

This document defines changes to the authentication sequence number
mechanism that will protect OSPFv2 from both inter-session and intra-
session replay attacks when using manual keys for securing OSPFv2
protocol packets.  Additionally, we also describe some changes in the
cryptographic hash computation that will eliminate attacks resulting
from OSPFv2 not protecting the IP header.

This document is a product of the Open Shortest Path First IGP Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard.

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