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From: Victor Acosta (victormTERRABOX.COM)
Date: Thu Mar 29 2001 - 14:11:21 CST
What about Vlan Managers from Switches that handles MAC Address
Adminintration not IPs?
.o0 Victor M. Acosta 0o.
On Wed, 28 Mar 2001, Nick Summy wrote:
> Now I hardly know anything about this subject, so correct me If im wrong,
> but I have a few questions.
> >From what it looks like, your computer is able to see all requests for IP
> addresses on some cable networks. Now lets say you got an IP address that
> was orignaly supposed to be going to someone else. A. Wouldnt the cable
> network realize that the IP Address didnt go to the correct person
> (verification by MAC Address?) and B. Where does this leave person who the
> IP address was originally supposed to go to? Do they just request another
> one and get it? And if so would the cable network allow a person to grab 2
> IP addresses?
> I may be totally off based by this, and if so let me know, but these seem
> like common sense questions.
> Nick Summy
> -----Original Message-----
> From: VULN-DEV List [mailto:VULN-DEVSECURITYFOCUS.COM]On Behalf Of
> Patrick Maartense
> Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2001 2:14 AM
> To: VULN-DEVSECURITYFOCUS.COM
> Subject: Hijack IP Address using cable modem
> A large cablenetwork company has been informed of this MISBEHAVIOUR and
> threatened to disconnect me. they would not think of a proper sollution :
> Purpose: A Hackers dream, work from your won PC with IP Addresses someone
> else owns:
> In short, Occupy IP Addresses someone else normally owns.
> Normal Broadband Cable networks either give out DHCP Addresses or a Fix
> Address or Address range.
> When doing a SNIF on the outbound iface a proper designed network should
> not broadcast ARP request not meant for the network on that end of the
> Some Networks However are Weak Configurred and broadcast ARP for the
> entire shared medium through all Cable Modems attached to that Network.
> A smart hacker would setup the outbound iface to reply to all ARP requests
> it gets, therefor being able to take any IP Address that is broadcasted
> This makes folliwng possible:
> Hacking using Outhers Addresses
> Not to mention all other fun...
> any Comments on this ?
> Kind Regards
> Patrick Maartense (using Pine on a Text Console)