wpa_supplicant and automated regression/interop testing for EAP

Jouni Malinen jkmaline at cc.hut.fi
Sat May 22 15:18:44 EDT 2004


I have used a modified version of wpa_supplicant in testing and
developing new EAP methods. This has proved to be quite useful tool for
both purposes and since the test results might be of interest to others,
I added a description of the tests to CVS (wpa_supplicant/
eap_testing.txt). Here is the current version with list of all EAP
methods I have tested so far.


Automatic regression and interoperability testing of wpa_supplicant's
IEEE 802.1X/EAPOL authentication

Test program:
- Linked some parts of IEEE 802.1X Authenticator implementation from
  hostapd (RADIUS client and RADIUS processing, EAP<->RADIUS
  encapsulation/decapsulation) into wpa_supplicant.
- Replaced wpa_supplicant.c and wpa.c with test code that trigger
  IEEE 802.1X authentication automatically without need for wireless
  client card or AP.
- For EAP methods that generate keying material, the key derived by the
  Supplicant is verified to match with the one received by the (now
  integrated) Authenticator.

The full automated test suite can now be run in couple of seconds, but
I'm more than willing to add new RADIUS authentication servers to make
this take a bit more time.. ;-) As an extra bonus, this can also be
seen as automatic regression/interoperability testing for the RADIUS
server, too.

In order for me to be able to use a new authentication server, the
server need to be available from Internet (at least from one static IP
address) and I will need to get suitable user name/password pairs,
certificates, and private keys for testing use. Other alternative
would be to get an evaluation version of the server so that I can
install it on my own test setup. If you are interested in providing
either server access or evaluation version, please contact me
(jkmaline at cc.hut.fi).


Automated tests:

FreeRADIUS (CVS snapshot)
- EAP-MD5-Challenge
- EAP-GTC
- EAP-MSCHAPv2
- EAP-TLS
- EAP-PEAP / MSCHAPv2
- EAP-PEAP / GTC
- EAP-PEAP / MD5-Challenge
- EAP-TTLS / EAP-MD5-Challenge
- EAP-TTLS / EAP-GTC
- EAP-TTLS / EAP-MSCHAPv2
- EAP-TTLS / CHAP
- EAP-TTLS / PAP
- EAP-TTLS / MSCHAP
- EAP-TTLS / MSCHAPv2
* not supported in FreeRADIUS
  - EAP-PEAP / TLS (Unable to tunnel TLS inside of TLS)
  - EAP-TTLS / EAP-TLS (Unable to tunnel TLS inside of TLS)

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 / IAS
- EAP-TLS
- EAP-PEAP / MSCHAPv2
- EAP-PEAP / TLS
- EAP-MD5
* IAS does not seem to support other EAP methods

Funk Odyssey 2.01.00.653
- EAP-TLS
- EAP-PEAP / MSCHAPv2
- EAP-PEAP / GTC
- EAP-TTLS / CHAP (using FreeRADIUS as inner auth srv)
- EAP-TTLS / MSCHAP
- EAP-TTLS / MSCHAPv2
- EAP-TTLS / PAP
- EAP-TTLS / EAP-MD5-Challenge (using FreeRADIUS as inner auth srv)
- EAP-TTLS / EAP-MSCHAPv2 (using FreeRADIUS as inner auth srv)
- EAP-TTLS / EAP-TLS (using FreeRADIUS as inner auth srv)
* not supported in Odyssey:
  - EAP-MD5-Challenge
  - EAP-GTC
  - EAP-MSCHAPv2
  - EAP-PEAP / MD5-Challenge
  - EAP-PEAP / TLS

Meetinghouse Aegis 1.1.4 (30 day eval)
- EAP-MD5-Challenge
- EAP-GTC
- EAP-MSCHAPv2
- EAP-TLS
- EAP-PEAP / MSCHAPv2
- EAP-PEAP / TLS
- EAP-PEAP / GTC
- EAP-PEAP / MD5-Challenge
- EAP-TTLS / CHAP
- EAP-TTLS / MSCHAP
- EAP-TTLS / MSCHAPv2
- EAP-TTLS / PAP
- EAP-TTLS / EAP-MD5-Challenge
- EAP-TTLS / EAP-GTC
- EAP-TTLS / EAP-MSCHAPv2
* did not work
  - EAP-TTLS / EAP-TLS
    (Server rejects authentication without any reason in debug log. It
     looks like the inner TLS negotiation starts properly and the last
     packet from Supplicant looks like the one sent in the Phase 1. The
     server generates a valid looking reply in the same way as in Phase
     1, but then ends up sending Access-Reject. Maybe an issue with TTLS
     fragmentation in the Aegis server(?) The packet seems to include
     1328 bytes of EAP-Message and this may go beyond the fragmentation
     limit with AVP encapsulation and TLS tunneling. Note: EAP-PEAP/TLS
     did work, so this issue seems to be with something TTLS specific.)

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Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA



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