WONS 2004

Madonna di Campiglio
(Trento, Italy)

January 21-23, 2004

First Working Conference
Wireless On-demand Network Systems

(sponsored by IFIP WG 6.3 and 6.8)

Preventive and Corrective Protection for Mobile Ad Hoc Network Routing Protocols

Ricardo Puttini (University of Brasilia),
Ludovic Mé (École Supérieure d'Électricité, France),
Rafael de Sousa (University of Brasilia)

Abstract - In this paper we describe vulnerabilities and possible protections for mobile ad hoc networks (MANET) routing protocols. Vulnerability and adversary models are built to describe impersonation, fabrication and modification attacks. A security model is proposed, considering both preventive and corrective protection. The basic preventive protection consists of a certificate-based authentication mechanism, which is designed as a MANET authentication ex-tension (MAE) that provides authentication for all routing protocol messages. Corrective protection consists of an intrusion detection and response service (IDS). Certification service and IDS are both provided in a distributed and self-organized manner. Intrusion response is mainly defined in terms of inter-action between certification service and IDS. The proposed vulnerability analysis and security design are detailed and validated using the Optimized Link State Routing (OLSR) Protocol.
Published in:
Wireless On-Demand Network Systems
Proceedings of WONS2004
Lecture Notes in Computer Science LNCS2928, Springer 2004.

Pages 211-224

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