Re: [secdir] Secdir review of draft-ietf-netext-pmipv6-sipto-option-07

"Sri Gundavelli (sgundave)" <> Wed, 09 January 2013 05:37 UTC

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Hi Vincent,

Thanks for the review. Please see inline.

On 11/28/12 6:34 AM, "Vincent Roca" <> wrote:

>I have reviewed this document as part of the security directorate's
>ongoing effort to review all IETF documents being processed by the
>IESG.  These comments were written primarily for the benefit of the
>security area directors. Document editors and WG chairs should treat
>these comments just like any other last call comments.
>This is a small document that describes PMIPv6 options to handle
>traffic offloading. Taken alone, the "security considerations" section
>would not be sufficient. However the RFC5213 (PMIPv6) provides
>the required security guidelines. In particular it clarifies that the use
>of IPsec is recommended between the MAG and LMA for signaling
>messages. The present document therefore inherits from these
>recommendations. I therefore agree with the authors.

[Sri] Ack.

>A remark. It is said:
> "This option is carried like any other
>   mobility header option as specified in [RFC5213] and does not require
>   any special security considerations."
>It's misleading IMHO. This option does require security considerations
>since an attacker, by sending fake signaling messages, may prevent
>a mobile network from offloading traffic which may lead to a DoS.
>You'd better say something like:
> "This option is carried like any other
>   mobility header option as specified in [RFC5213].
>   Therefore it inherits from [RFC5213] its security guidelines
>   and does not require any additional security considerations."

[Sri] Ok. Makes sense.

>Section 1:
>s/its only about IPv4/it is only about IPv4/

[Sri] Ok


>   Vincent