Re: [quicwg/base-drafts] Add initial threat model to security considerations (#2925)

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erickinnear commented on this pull request.

> +unless an attacker is able to also receive packets sent to that address.
+This section describes the intended security properties of connection migration
+when under various types of attack, as described in more detail by {{?RFC3552}}.
+For this purpose, attacks are divided into passive and active attacks, passive
+attackers having the capability to read packets from the network and active
+attackers having the capability to write packets into the network.
+Attackers are additionally categorized as either on-path attackers or off-path
+attackers (see Section 3.5 of {{?RFC3552}}); an on-path attacker is on the
+critical path for a given connection and can read, modify, or remove any packet
+it observes such that it no longer reaches its destination, while an off-path
+attacker observes the packets, but cannot prevent the original packet from
+reaching its intended destination. An off-path attacker can transmit arbitrary
+packets, and it may be able to attack the network so as to place itself on-path.

Done in 70dac1d

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