RE: This time, how secure is Citrix?
From: Javier Otero De Alba (jotero_at_smartekh.com)
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2004 15:41:00 -0600 To: "Cesar Diaz" <email@example.com>, "sec-basic list" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The big problem is the platform under Citrix runs, it must be very well configured and patched.
Remember: minimun privilege, AAA.
Ing. Fco. Javier Otero De Alba
Diplomado en Seguridad Informática ITESM CEM
Juniper Secure Access SSL
5243-4782 al 84 Ext.300
De: Cesar Diaz [mailto:email@example.com]
Enviado el: Viernes, 19 de Noviembre de 2004 10:48 a.m.
Para: sec-basic list
Asunto: This time, how secure is Citrix?
I asked a question a few days ago about how secure VPN access is for
home users on their own home PCs. I received many helpful answers.
Thank you all for that.
I also want to ask everyones opinion on how secure remote access
through Citrix can be.
We use Citrix MetaFrame XP available through Nfuse available thorugh a
public IP address. The Nfuse website is secured with 128-bit SSL.
Our firewall only allows port 443 to access the server through that
The concern now isn't as much the possibility of viruses, worm, etc.
spreading since this is not a direct connection to our LAN like a VPN.
The concern is that if a hacker has gained access to the users home
computer, then they can access the resources on the network that the
The idea has been floated of running a script when the user connects
that deletes their default route to the Internet, then adds a route
directly to our network. This should theoretically remove access to
their machine from the Internet. We would run an exit script that
reverses this so they get their connectivity back.
Thanks again for any advice,