Conventional Services and Equipment Attacks

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Regardless of the type of traffic they carry, IP networks need

• Standard equipment, such as switches, routers, wireless access points, etc.

• Conventional services, such as DNS, DHCP, TFTP, SNMP, LDAP, backend databases, web applications, etc.

• Monitoring and management workstations

All these components may be affected by vulnerabilities related to their software and configuration, thus allowing an intruder to perform both server-side and client-side exploits, potentially compromising each requirement of the CIA paradigm.

Depending on the target and the extent of attacks, this may lead to toll fraud, call eavesdropping and tracing, call hijacking, caller ID spoofing, and denial of service.

NOTE

To learn how to prevent attacks targeting conventional IP services and equipment, refer to Chapter 5.

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