BH Mobile Security Summit
June 16-18, 2015
ExCeL London | London, UK
Black Hat USA
August 1-6, 2015
Mandalay Bay | Las Vegas, NV
Black Hat Europe
November 10-13, 2015
Amsterdam RAI | The Netherlands
7/22/2014
01:00 PM
Black Hat Staff
Black Hat Staff
Event Updates
50%
50%

Black Hat USA 2014: Danger! High Bandwidth

Now that the world is basically one giant network, it's kind of mind-blowing to look back at computers from the days before they were so intimately intertwined. But the ubiquity of networking is also our Achilles' heel, which today's trio of Black Hat Briefings amply illustrate with their focus on Internet-based attacks.

Consumer premises equipment (CPE) like routers is nearly ubiquitous these days, but abuse of such devices is inordinately problematic, given the owner's subsequent difficulty in interfacing with the device to fix it, as well as the long-rotted, vulnerable code that exists in almost all such equipment. The result is an Internet-scale problem, almost like a public health crisis. Abuse of CPE Devices and Recommended Fixes will attempt to quantify the risk at work here -- think of all those midscale DSL connections just waiting to be harnessed for a DDoS -- and offer some recommendations on quelling this epidemic before it strikes.

RIPE NCC allocated its last IPv4 address space quite some time ago, so IPv6 is here, whether you decide to acknowledge it or not. Perhaps your ears will perk up when you come to Evasion of High-End IPS Devices in the Age of IPv6, in which Antonios Atlasis and Enno Rey will debut three novel techniques that allow attackers to exploit IPv6 and blind high-end commercial security devices. With these tricks, bad guys can launch any kind of attack, but the presenters will suggest potential mitigating measures, both short-term and long.

MultiPath TCP (MPTCP) is an extension to TCP that enables sessions to use multiple network endpoints and multiple network paths at the same time, and to change addresses in the middle of a connection. Though MPTCP works transparently over most network infrastructure, very few security and network management tools can correctly interpret MPTCP streams. Network security is changed: How do you secure traffic when you can't see it all and when the endpoint addresses change in the middle of a connection? Come to Multipath TCP: Breaking Today's Networks with Tomorrow's Protocols for a primer on MPTCP's assumption breaking, as well as tools and strategies for mitigating the risks of MPTCP-capable devices.

Regular registration ends July 26, which is really soon. Please visit Black Hat USA 2014's registration page to get started.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Cartoon
Current Issue
Flash Poll
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2015-4231
Published: 2015-07-03
The Python interpreter in Cisco NX-OS 6.2(8a) on Nexus 7000 devices allows local users to bypass intended access restrictions and delete an arbitrary VDC's files by leveraging administrative privileges in one VDC, aka Bug ID CSCur08416.

CVE-2015-4232
Published: 2015-07-03
Cisco NX-OS 6.2(10) on Nexus and MDS 9000 devices allows local users to execute arbitrary OS commands by entering crafted tar parameters in the CLI, aka Bug ID CSCus44856.

CVE-2015-4234
Published: 2015-07-03
Cisco NX-OS 6.0(2) and 6.2(2) on Nexus devices has an improper OS configuration, which allows local users to obtain root access via unspecified input to the Python interpreter, aka Bug IDs CSCun02887, CSCur00115, and CSCur00127.

CVE-2015-4237
Published: 2015-07-03
The CLI parser in Cisco NX-OS 4.1(2)E1(1), 6.2(11b), 6.2(12), 7.2(0)ZZ(99.1), 7.2(0)ZZ(99.3), and 9.1(1)SV1(3.1.8) on Nexus devices allows local users to execute arbitrary OS commands via crafted characters in a filename, aka Bug IDs CSCuv08491, CSCuv08443, CSCuv08480, CSCuv08448, CSCuu99291, CSCuv0...

CVE-2015-4239
Published: 2015-07-03
Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software 9.3(2.243) and 100.13(0.21) allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (device reload) by sending crafted OSPFv2 packets on the local network, aka Bug ID CSCus84220.

Dark Reading Radio
Archived Dark Reading Radio
Marc Spitler, co-author of the Verizon DBIR will share some of the lesser-known but most intriguing tidbits from the massive report