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Targeted Attack Activity Heightens Need for Orgs. to Patch New SolarWinds Flaw
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7/15/2021 | 1:21:20 PM
Interesting commentary
"Serv-U MFT key-based SSH login capabilities provide end users with easy peer-to-peer file sharing and folder synchronization. SSH authentication occurs automatically, and MFT doesn't require special clients or plugins for users to leverage key-based SSH login" - SSH Key Server Authentication - SSH File Transfer Tool | Serv-U

 Was this a supply chain issue or was this a flaw in a program that is part of the application that Solarwinds happen to select (not sure why they did not use WinSCP or OpenSSH but that is for another conversation)? In addition, the software has a peer-to-peer file sharing capability and folder synchronization (that is your problem right there), not sure why this was allowed to be part of the application stack, OpenSSH gives you that capability over an encrypted tunnel or WinSCP does the same thing.

In addition, since this uses SSH and Key-Mgmt capabilities, this should have not been compromised because the key should have been unique during its creation process or unless someone created a backdoor in the key creation process, not sure there but not sure why they did not remove the "P2P" file-sharing process.

Oh well, too late to cry over spilled milk, the damage has already been done.

Todd


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