Re: [quicwg/base-drafts] Authenticate connection IDs (#3499)

Marten Seemann <> Mon, 11 May 2020 05:21 UTC

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Subject: Re: [quicwg/base-drafts] Authenticate connection IDs (#3499)
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@marten-seemann commented on this pull request.

> +first Initial packet it sent in the initial_source_connection_id transport
+parameter; see {{transport-parameter-definitions}}. A server includes the
+Destination Connection ID field from the first Initial packet it received from
+the client in the original_destination_connection_id transport parameter; if
+the server sent a Retry packet this refers to the first Initial packet received
+before sending the Retry packet. If it sends a Retry packet, a server also
+includes the Source Connection ID field from the Retry packet in the
+retry_source_connection_id transport parameter.
+The values provided by a peer for these transport parameters MUST match the
+values that an endpoint used in the Destination and Source Connection ID fields
+of Initial packets that it sent. Including connection ID values in transport
+parameters and verifying them ensures that that an attacker cannot influence
+the choice of connection ID for a successful connection by injecting packets
+carrying attacker-chosen connection IDs during the handshake. An endpoint MUST
+treat any of the following as a connection error of type PROTOCOL_VIOLATION:

The absence / presence checks should result in TRANSPORT_PARAMETER_ERROR.

> @@ -1503,7 +1548,7 @@ An endpoint MUST NOT send a parameter more than once in a given transport
 parameters extension.  An endpoint SHOULD treat receipt of duplicate transport
 parameters as a connection error of type TRANSPORT_PARAMETER_ERROR.
-A server MUST include the original_connection_id transport parameter
+A server MUST include the original_destination_connection_id transport parameter

This is inconsistent with the error condition above:

> * absence of the original_destination_connection_id transport parameter from the server"

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