Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Networks and Communication Technology (CNCT 2016)

Hauth:A Novel Approach for Network Visibility Protection

Authors
Xin WANG, Neng GAO, Ling-chen ZHANG
Corresponding Author
Xin WANG
Available Online December 2016.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/cnct-16.2017.18How to use a DOI?
Keywords
SDN, Host Usurp Attack, Host Authentication
Abstract

Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is a new paradigm that offers services and applications great power to manage network. Based on the consideration that the entire network visibility is the foundation of SDN, many attacks emerge in poisoning the network visibility, leading to severe host hijacking. Meanwhile, many defence approaches are proposed to patch the controller. We notice that existing patches missed considering the situation that original IP address of the host server would be hijacked when the host server goes offline temporarily, such as regular maintenance or host migration. In this paper we present Host Usurp Attack, which exploits the vulnerability above to pretend the victim server. Furthermore, we propose a security extension HAuth, which can automatically confirm the legitimate hosts through the authentication server and provides hosts authentication log to network providers. Our evaluation shows that HAuth effectively guarantees the trustworthiness of the network visibility. In particular, HAuth introduces a minor overhead on SDN controllers..

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Networks and Communication Technology (CNCT 2016)
Series
Advances in Computer Science Research
Publication Date
December 2016
ISBN
978-94-6252-301-2
ISSN
2352-538X
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/cnct-16.2017.18How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2017, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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