it seems like OsmoMSC is forcing Iu/UMTS to use encryption. why?
- A5/3 is a GSM cipher and is not UEA (umts encryption algo)
- UMTS requires integrity protection with UIA, but not encryption (UEA)
This possibly needs to be clarified and the code adjusted accordingly
#2 Updated by neels about 1 year ago
looking at gsm_04_08.c I find
lu_fsm = vlr_loc_update(conn->conn_fsm, [...] is_utran || conn->network->authentication_required, is_utran? VLR_CIPH_A5_3 : conn->network->a5_encryption, );
and I'm a bit puzzled on how this could have come about. It was added as part of the commit "Implement IuCS (large refactoring and addition)" and may have slipped by as an early and/or confused development state. It's obviously wrong. The patch to fix is trivial (just remove the conditional, use conn->network->a5_encryption directly), but it makes sense to build some tests around it as well. Thinking of msc_vlr_test_umts_authen.c to make sure auth without ciph works on UTRAN.