NSA able to compromise Cisco, Juniper, Huawei switches

Marco Teixeira admin at marcoteixeira.com
Mon Dec 30 16:28:12 UTC 2013


Hi all,

I've been watching this list for a couple weeks now and while risking
beeing flamed, i just wanted to say that any network professional that puts
any equipment into production without securing it against the kind of
issues mentioned so far (cisco/cisco, snmp private, etc) is negligent and
should be fired on the spot.

These are not backdoor issues, NSA related, whatever... This is noise.
Trying to get this thread on track, can the original poster provide any
proof of this so called ability of the so called inteligence agency beeing
able to access cisco/juniper, taking into account that management access
has been correctly configured ?

Regards

-Marco


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On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 4:16 PM, Enno Rey <erey at ernw.de> wrote:

> On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 04:03:07PM +0000, Dobbins, Roland wrote:
> >
> > On Dec 30, 2013, at 10:44 PM, <Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu> <
> Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu> wrote:
> >
> > > 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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