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CORBA35 — Firewall FTF Issue: No ene-to-end security for firewall traversal

  • Key: CORBA35-274
  • Legacy Issue Number: 7313
  • Status: open  
  • Source: Syracuse University ( Joncheng Kuo)
  • Summary:

    The title of Section 1.7, End-to-End Secure Connection, is misleading. There is no end-to-end security in the firewall traversal spec. All security mechanisms described in this spec are essentially mechanisms between a client, firewalls, and a server, not end-to-end. Thus, it is susceptible to the man-in-the-middle attack.

    I'm saying we should fix the problem, but the title of this section and the caption of Figure 1-4 is certainly misleading. Besids, if the firewall traversal scheme described in the spec is actually susceptible to the man-in-the-middle attack, we may want to consider stating it somewhere in the spec rather than making people have a wrong impression that it is secure

  • Reported: CORBA 2.5 — Thu, 6 May 2004 04:00 GMT
  • Updated: Wed, 26 Jun 2024 00:56 GMT