Formal verification and analysis of primary authentication based on 5G-AKA protocol

Edris, Ed Kamya Kiyemba, Aiash, Mahdi ORCID: and Loo, Jonathan (2020) Formal verification and analysis of primary authentication based on 5G-AKA protocol. In: The Fifth International Conference on Fog and Mobile Edge Computing (FMEC 2020, 30 Jun - 03 Jul 2020, Paris, France. . (Accepted/In press)

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Fifth generation mobile network (5G) is intended to solve future constraints for accessing network services. The user and network operator depend on security assurances provided by the Authentication and Key Agreement protocols (AKA) used. For 5G network, the AKA has been standardized and 5GAKA protocol is one of the primary authentication methods that have been defined. This paper models the protocol and provides comprehensive formal analysis on 5G-AKA protocol as specified by The Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) standard. Using ProVerif a security protocol verification tool, we perform a full systematic evaluation of the 5G-AKA protocol based on the latest 5G specifications. We present security assumptions and properties that assists on the analysis based on two taxonomies, we find out that some important security properties are not achieved and related work ignored some crucial protocol flaws. Finally, we make some recommendations to address the issues found by our security analysis.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science
Item ID: 30231
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Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2020 14:56
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2020 22:55

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