Collaborative Spoofing Detection and Mitigation - SDN Based Looping Authentication for DNS Services

N. M. Sahri, Koji Okamura

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    6 Citations (Scopus)

    Abstract

    As DNS packet are mostly UDP-based, make it as a perfect platform for hackers to launch a well-known type of distributed denial of service (DDoS). The purpose of this attack is to saturate the DNS server availability and resources with unwanted DNS query traffic. This type of attack utilizes a large number of botnet and usually perform spoofing on the IP address of the targeted victim. While it is difficult to identify which one is legitimate or attack traffic, we take a different approach for spoofing detection strategies to protect the DNS server by utilizing Software Defined Networking (SDN). In this paper, we present CAuth, a novel mechanism that autonomously block the spoofing packet while authenticate the legitimate query. By manipulating Openflow control message, we design a collaborative approach between client and server network. Whenever a server controller receives query packet, it will send an authentication packet back to the client network and later the client controller also reply via authentication packet back to the server controller. The server controller will only forward the query to the respective server if it receives the replied authentication packet from the client. From the evaluation, CAuth instantly manage to block spoofing query packet while authenticate the legitimate query as soon as the mechanism started.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings - 2016 IEEE 40th Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference Workshops, COMPSAC 2016
    EditorsLing Liu, Dejan Milojicic, Zhiyong Zhang, Zhiyong Zhang, Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed, Hiroyuki Sato, Stevlio Cimato, William Claycomb, Sorel Reisman, Motonori Nakamura, Chung Horng Lung, Mihhail Matskin
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Pages565-570
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)9781467388450
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 24 2016
    Event2016 IEEE 40th Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2016 - Atlanta, United States
    Duration: Jun 10 2016Jun 14 2016

    Publication series

    NameProceedings - International Computer Software and Applications Conference
    Volume2
    ISSN (Print)0730-3157

    Other

    Other2016 IEEE 40th Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2016
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityAtlanta
    Period6/10/166/14/16

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Software
    • Computer Science Applications

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