NSA able to compromise Cisco, Juniper, Huawei switches

Enno Rey erey at ernw.de
Mon Dec 30 16:16:36 UTC 2013


On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 04:03:07PM +0000, Dobbins, Roland wrote:
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> On Dec 30, 2013, at 10:44 PM, <Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu> <Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu> wrote:
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> > What percentage of Cisco gear that supports a CALEA lawful intercept mode is installed in situations where CALEA doesn't apply, and thus there's a high likelyhood that said support is misconfigured and abusable without being noticed?
> 
> AFAIK, it must be explicitly enabled in order to be functional.  It isn't the sort of thing which is enabled by default, nor can it be enabled without making explicit configuration changes.

at least back in 2007 it could be enabled/configured by SNMP RW access [see slide 43 of the presentation referenced in this post http://www.insinuator.net/2013/07/snmp-reflected-amplification-ddos-attacks/] so knowing the term "private" m
ight be enough to perform the task remotely.

have a good one

Enno




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