Speaking of soft switches (e.g soft switch in data plane of software defined networking). I've been trying to find a good research paper or article that explains how an attacker can compromise a soft switch to tamper flow routing table or perform any other kind of attacks. I think this can be done by compromising a host connected to that soft switch. If this is the case, I still don't know how to be able to tamper the soft switch.

In fact, I want to understand these things conceptually for the sake of my research.


Testing SDN including soft switches can be accomplished with the delta GitHub project from -- http://opensourcesdn.org/projects/project-delta-sdn-security-evaluation-framework/

Ivan Pepelnjak, at his blog, but also in his 2014 Troopers conference talk (YouTube video here), discusses security issues with Software Defined Networks regularly.

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