Re: Pen testing Fiber Channel



I use FC here, and it's a very nice way to go if you have the $$$. Or, in some cases, $$$$$$$$$.

A FC primer. Look upon an FC array as a pair of disks housed in a cabinet. Each drive can talk to whatever computer it is assigned to. The computers can see however many drives the FC system presents to them. As far as the computers are concerned, they are simply SCSI drives.

So, to get at System B's data through System A, you would have to compromise two things. System A, and the FC system that gives access to the drives.

If you can do that, you can simply tell the FC system to present System B's drives to System A as well. (Sharing drive space is a normal function of FC, that's how clustering works.) The FC switches simply pass data between the different FC ports. Assuming that both System A and System B already have access to the FC system, there should not be any issues with the switches to concern yourself about.

If you are thinking about trying to go directly from System A to System B through the FC switch, it won't work since there is no FC subsystem on System B to talk to. It is possible to DOS the system that way, which is why FC fabric is almost always switched and not hubbed, but I don't think you can get to any data.

Hmmm... I wonder if iSCSI is any different... But I digress.

Once you have told the FC subsystem to allow System A access to System B's drives, simply mount the new drives that just showed up from System A and hack away.

Know, however, that if you write to the System B drives you have a VERY high possibility of bringing System B down in a hurry. Copying certain files to System A for analysis is possible, just tread lightly, have a good backup, make sure your liability insurance is paid up, etc.

-Michael

>>> <pentesticle@xxxxxxxxx> 1/17/2006 2:06 PM >>>
Hello list...

I'm performing my first pen-test on a network that uses fiber channel for their backup network. The network diagrams show fiber channel switches on the backside and nothing else to prevent access from one
server to another on a different higher security network. Can anyone tell me if it is possible once I compromise one of the servers on the lower security network can I hop across the fiber channel to a server on the
higher security network? If so how would I go about hopping over via the fiber?

Thanks...



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