Re: [quicwg/base-drafts] Add retry integrity tag (#3120)

David Schinazi <notifications@github.com> Fri, 15 November 2019 06:04 UTC

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DavidSchinazi commented on this pull request.



> +The Retry Pseudo-Packet is not sent over the wire. It is computed by taking
+the transmitted Retry packet, removing the Retry Integrity Tag and prepending
+the two following fields:
+
+ODCID Len:
+
+: The ODCID Len contains the length in bytes of the Original Destination
+  Connection ID field that follows it, encoded as an 8-bit unsigned integer.
+
+Original Destination Connection ID:
+
+: The Original Destination Connection ID contains the value of the Destination
+  Connection ID from the Initial packet that this Retry is in response to. The
+  length of this field is given in ODCID Len. The presence of this field
+  mitigates an off-path attacker's ability to inject a Retry packet.
+

By "off-path attacker" I meant an attacker who does not have a copy of any packets previously sent on-path. Can you suggest better wording?

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