A Security Enhanced 5G Authentication Scheme for Insecure Channel

Xinxin HU  Caixia LIU  Shuxin LIU  Xiaotao CHENG  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E103-D   No.3   pp.711-713
Publication Date: 2020/03/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.2019EDL8190
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Information Network
Keyword: 
5G network,  network security,  authentication protocol,  strand spaces model,  

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Summary: 
More and more attacks are found due to the insecure channel between different network domains in legacy mobile network. In this letter, we discover an attack exploiting SUCI to track a subscriber in 5G network, which is directly caused by the insecure air channel. To cover this issue, a secure authentication scheme is proposed utilizing the existing PKI mechanism. Not only dose our protocol ensure the authentication signalling security in the channel between UE and SN, but also SN and HN. Further, formal methods are adopted to prove the security of the proposed protocol.