Tens of millions of Cisco devices found to be vulnerable to network intrusion, emergency patches distributed
The world's largest network equipment developerCiscoAccording to cyber security companies, vulnerabilities have been identified in routers and switches such as devices that could allow a hacker to enter the network.ArmisReports. This vulnerability is expected to affect tens of millions of Cisco devices, and Cisco is distributing emergency patches.
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The vulnerability was discovered in a protocol called Cisco's proprietary "CDP", which is used to search for information on Cisco devices in the network. CDP packetsPoEHas an area that indicates the required power, but because the range of values that this area limits was inappropriate, entering an excessive valueStack overflowIs the main vulnerability this time. CDP is used not only on Cisco routers and switches, but also on IP phones and cameras.
For advanced routers and switches,VLAN", Which is a function that virtually separates networks, and network devices that exist in different VLANs are basically treated as being connected to different networks. Taking advantage of these characteristics of VLANs, VLANs are sometimes used to improve security, such as setting up VLANs for each department in a company. However, the vulnerabilities discovered this time will allow network attacks such as destruction of the VLAN, leading to lower security levels such as leakage of confidential information.
A demo video has been published that actually attacks the CDP vulnerability using the Cisco switch "Nexus Switch 3048".
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There is a switch that separates the guest VLAN and the in-house VLAN. A hacker connects to the guest VLAN, and a notebook PC is connected to the in-house VLAN. Normally, hackers cannot access laptop information in this state.
Hackers analyzed the CDP packets sent from the switch and obtained information such as the ID of the VLAN to which they are currently connected.
When the attack succeeded and the switch command was executed, the user name and password could be extracted and the IP address could be assigned to the VLAN.
Connected to the company VLAN, you can see the information of the notebook PC.
In addition, demo videos for hijacking IP phones using CDP have been released. In this demo, the IP phonebroadcastA vulnerability that treats a given CDP packet as a legitimate packet is used.
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Cisco has been notified of vulnerabilities and has distributed patches to address them, all of which have a severity of "High", the second highest of four levels.
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CDPOSI reference modelThenData link layerSince it is a protocol that operates only within the LAN and does not flow into the WAN, it cannot be attacked from the Internet. However, Armis states that in order to avoid vulnerabilities, it is necessary to apply patches promptly or, if patching is difficult, monitor the behavior of Cisco equipment and identify suspicious behavior. You.