New I-D: Security Considerations Regarding Compression Dictionaries

"W. Felix Handte" <w@felixhandte.com> Tue, 29 October 2019 23:23 UTC

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From: "W. Felix Handte" <w@felixhandte.com>
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Subject: New I-D: Security Considerations Regarding Compression Dictionaries
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Hello all,

At IETF 104, I presented a teaser of the exploratory work I've been 
doing into dictionary-based compression for HTTP [0]. At the time, I 
promised that I would follow up with an analysis of the security 
properties of dictionary-based compression.

That time has come! I've just uploaded a draft [1] that attempts to 
address that need and provide a useful survey of the interactions 
between dictionaries, internet protocols, and security.

I would eventually like for this document to find a home in the HTTP WG; 
your feedback and thoughts are greatly appreciated.

I look forward to seeing you all in Singapore!

Thanks,
Felix

[0] https://youtu.be/GIRgsVIYG7I?t=6889
[1] https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-handte-httpbis-dict-sec/