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Attacking Software-Defined Networks: A First Feasibility Study

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Executive Summary

In this paper, the authors introduce a new fingerprinting attack against SDN networks, and they also show its feasibility with real world experimental data. To the best of their knowledge, the proposed attack scenario is the first realistic attack case to a SDN network that can be conducted by a remote attacker, and this attack could significantly degrade the performance of a SDN network without requiring high performance or high capacity devices. In their future work, they will set up a more realistic SDN network environment for their evaluation, further improve SDN scanner, and design new defense solutions.

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