Penetration Testing, Wireless Security

Fixed SNMP Communities and Open UDP Port in Cisco 7920 Wireless IP Phone

“The Cisco 7920 Wireless IP Phone provides Voice Over IP service via IEEE 802.11b Wi-Fi networks and has a form-factor similar to a cordless phone. This product contains two vulnerabilities: The first vulnerability is an SNMP service with fixed community strings that allow remote users to read, write, and erase the configuration of an affected device. The second vulnerability is an open VxWorks Remote Debugger on UDP port 17185 that may allow an unauthenticated remote user to access debugging information or cause a denial of service.”

So over the wireless network I can read the configuration of your phone, write a new configuration, wipe out the configuration, view all the debug output, or prevent your phone from working all together. Great! I can’t wait until these come to market!
And another thing, shouldn’t Cisco know how to secure SNMP by now? Fixed community strings? They should know better…

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Paul Asadoorian

Paul Asadoorian is currently the Principal Security Evangelist for Eclypsium, focused on firmware and supply chain security awareness. Paul’s passion for firmware security extends back many years to the WRT54G hacking days and reverse engineering firmware on IoT devices for fun. Paul and his long-time podcast co-host Larry Pesce co-authored the book “WRTG54G Ultimate Hacking” in 2007, which fueled the firmware hacking fire even more. Paul has worked in technology and information security for over 20 years, holding various security and engineering roles in a lottery company, university, ISP, independent penetration tester, and security product companies such as Tenable. In 2005 Paul founded Security Weekly, a weekly podcast dedicated to hacking and information security. In 2020 Security Weekly was acquired by the Cyberrisk Alliance. Paul is still the host of one of the longest-running security podcasts, Paul’s Security Weekly, he enjoys coding in Python & telling everyone he uses Linux.

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