IS IP MULTIMEDIA SUBSYSTEM AFFECTED BY ‘MALFORMED MESSAGE’ ATTACKS? - An Evaluation of OpenIMS

Nikos Vrakas, Dimitris Geneiatakis, Costas Lambrinoudakis

Abstract

In this paper we assess the open IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) robustness against malformed message attacks. We employ an IMS test-bed architecture using two different testing suites; the PROTOS which is publicly available, and a proprietary one, that has been develop for the purpose of this specific work. Results have highlighted that although IMS can effectively handle well-known malformed messages, such as those utilized in PROTOS, it cannot manage satisfactorily unknown malformed messages. During the attack scenarios memory consumption increases up to 25%, while the end-to-end delay experienced by the users increases up to 4000%.

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Vrakas N., Geneiatakis D. and Lambrinoudakis C. (2011). IS IP MULTIMEDIA SUBSYSTEM AFFECTED BY ‘MALFORMED MESSAGE’ ATTACKS? - An Evaluation of OpenIMS . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Security and Cryptography - Volume 1: SECRYPT, (ICETE 2011) ISBN 978-989-8425-71-3, pages 275-280. DOI: 10.5220/0003519602750280


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@conference{secrypt11,
author={Nikos Vrakas and Dimitris Geneiatakis and Costas Lambrinoudakis},
title={IS IP MULTIMEDIA SUBSYSTEM AFFECTED BY ‘MALFORMED MESSAGE’ ATTACKS? - An Evaluation of OpenIMS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Security and Cryptography - Volume 1: SECRYPT, (ICETE 2011)},
year={2011},
pages={275-280},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003519602750280},
isbn={978-989-8425-71-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Security and Cryptography - Volume 1: SECRYPT, (ICETE 2011)
TI - IS IP MULTIMEDIA SUBSYSTEM AFFECTED BY ‘MALFORMED MESSAGE’ ATTACKS? - An Evaluation of OpenIMS
SN - 978-989-8425-71-3
AU - Vrakas N.
AU - Geneiatakis D.
AU - Lambrinoudakis C.
PY - 2011
SP - 275
EP - 280
DO - 10.5220/0003519602750280