[CYBSEC] TippingPoint detection bypass



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Pre-Advisory Name: TippingPoint detection bypass
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Vulnerability Class: Design flaw
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Release Date: 07/24/2006
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Affected Platforms:
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* All TippingPoint appliances with TOS <= 2.2.3.6514

Local / Remote: Remote
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Severity: High
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Author: Andres Riancho
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Vendor Status:
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* Confirmed, update released.

Reference to Vulnerability Disclosure Policy:
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http://www.cybsec.com/vulnerability_policy.pdf

Vulnerability Description:
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A malformed packet can force the appliance to fallback to layer 2 mode. In this mode the appliance forwards all traffic without inspection.

Technical Details:
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Technical details will be released 30 days after publication of this pre-advisory. This was agreed upon with TippingPoint to allow their customers to upgrade affected software prior to technical knowledge been publicly available.

Impact:
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Exploiting this vulnerability, an attacker would be able to bypass all filters and detection.

Solutions:
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TippingPoint has released a new version of the TippingPoint OS to address this vulnerability. Customers should apply the new firmware immediately.

Vendor Response:
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* 06/02/2005: Initial Vendor Contact.
* 06/20/2006: Vendor Confirmed Vulnerability.
* 07/21/2006: Vendor Releases Update.
* 07/24/2006: Pre-Advisory Public Disclosure.

Contact Information:
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For more information regarding the vulnerability feel free to contact the author at ariancho {at} cybsec.com.

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CYBSEC S.A. Security Systems
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