Security Threats to the Optimized Link State Routing Protocol Version 2 (OLSRv2) (RFC8116)
Original Publication Date: 2017-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2017-May-27
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
T. Clausen: AUTHOR [+3]
The Optimized Link State Routing Protocol version 2 (OLSRv2) [RFC7181] is a successor to OLSR [RFC3626] as a routing protocol for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANETs). OLSRv2 retains the same basic algorithms as its predecessor; however, it offers various improvements, e.g., a modular and flexible architecture allowing extensions (such as for security) to be developed as add-ons to the basic protocol. Such building blocks and modules include [RFC5148], [RFC5444], [RFC5497], [RFC6130], [RFC7182], [RFC7183], [RFC7187], [RFC7188], [RFC7466], etc.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) T. Clausen Request for Comments: 8116 Category: Informational U. Herberg ISSN: 2070-1721 J. Yi Ecole Polytechnique May 2017
Security Threats to the Optimized Link State Routing Protocol Version 2 (OLSRv2)
This document analyzes common security threats to the Optimized Link State Routing Protocol version 2 (OLSRv2) and describes their potential impacts on Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANET) operations. It also analyzes which of these security vulnerabilities can be mitigated when using the mandatory-to-implement security mechanisms for OLSRv2 and how the vulnerabilities are mitigated.
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This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is published for informational purposes.
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