Title

Routing optimization security in mobile IPv6

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2006

Abstract

Route Optimization (RO) in Mobile IPv6 (MIPv6) provides a mobile node (MN) the opportunity to eliminate the inefficient triangle routing with its corresponding node (CN) and therefore, greatly improves the network performance. However. in doing so. MIPv6 introduces several security vulnerabilities, and among them a major concern is the authentication and authorization of Binding Updates (BUs) during the RO process. Unauthenticated or malicious BUs open the door for many types of attacks. As every IPv6 node is expected to support MIPv6. mechanisms to secure BU will have a significant impact on the next generation Internet. In this paper, based on an in-depth analysis of the security weaknesses existing in previously proposed protocols, a light-weight BU protocol with high security strength is proposed, which makes use of public key certificate-based strong authentication technique. Another important contribution of the paper is the introduction of a novel and scalable 3-layer trust management framework, which takes advantage of IPv6 address format and home link's jurisdiction over the addresses it assigns, and thereby solves the difficult certificate issuing and management problem presented in the previous public key certificate-based solutions via trust delegation. The proposed protocol is highly efficient in term of both computation and communication costs on both MN and CN sides. An extended protocol is also proposed to explicitly support Hierarchical MIPv6 (HMIPv6).

Discipline

Information Security

Research Areas

Information Security and Trust

Publication

Computer Networks

Volume

50

Issue

13

First Page

2401

Last Page

2419

ISSN

1389-1286

Identifier

10.1016/j.comnet.2005.09.019

Publisher

Elsevier

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.comnet.2005.09.019