MCH2022 Curated content

'Inconceivable' or How I almost brought down the Internet

Battery 🔋
Jeroen
In October 2021 a vulnerability disclosure process almost blew up. Vulnerabilities that affect internet routing would be revealed. Fortunately most parties involved were able to put their differences aside and resume talks to come to a mutually agreeable solution. But what was the vulnerability here? How did this conflict arise? In this talk I'll do a post-mortem description of the whole process, and make suggestions on how to improve this situation.
Identified problem: * multi-party CVD is hard, even more so in the context of big egos/toxic behaviour. Intended audience: * anyone involved in CVD processes to understand the role of the coordinator * wider community to discuss the impact of toxic behaviour Proposed solution: * improve process at the coordinator (NCSC), * share experience on improving multi-party disclosure model * start discussion with community about dealing with toxic behaviour Outline: * Very basic introduction of RPKI and BGP * Very basic description of the vulnerabilities in RPKI that were discovered * Very basic description of context (multiple implementations) * Introduction to Multi-Party Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure as established by FIRST.org * Describe typical challenges of MP-CVD using well-known examples * Description of the RPKI MP-CVD process * How the process blew up * How participations and public reacted to this mishap * discussion of toxic behaviour and its impact * Present final resolution of the MP CVD process * Summary of lessons-learned from the coordinator perspective

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