Threat Analysis on NEtwork MObility (NEMO)

  • Souhwan Jung
  • Fan Zhao
  • S. Felix Wu
  • HyunGon Kim
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3269)


NEMO (NEtworks in MOtion), currently being standardized under IETF, addresses issues such as connectivity, reachability and session continuity for nodes in a mobile network (i.e., the whole network or subnet moving from one Internet attached point to another). While the current NEMO basic proposal is based on the MobileIPv6 standard (and therefore, it is based on the security in MIPv6 as well) and relatively stable, in this paper, we study the security issues related to the NEMO basic protocol as well as its operation. After carefully analyzing various pieces of related standard protocols (for example, MIPv6 and IPsec) and their integration under the NEMO framework, we present here a list of interesting practical attacks against NEMO and their potential security damages. Finally, we examine two simple solutions to handle some of the attacks and describe their limitations.


Mobile Node Home Agent Attack Scenario Mobile Router Binding Update 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Souhwan Jung
    • 1
  • Fan Zhao
    • 2
  • S. Felix Wu
    • 2
  • HyunGon Kim
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Electronic EngineeringSoongsil UniversitySeoulKorea
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of California, DavisDavisUSA
  3. 3.Information Security Infrastructure Research GroupETRITaejonKorea

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