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RE: FAX a virus
From: "Craig Wright" <cwright () bdosyd com au>
Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2007 08:34:34 +1100


No, the attach is not against the fax. It is not via the fax comms. It
is simply an attack against a cisco over IP that you are assuming.

The cisco can not be attacked in the manner you suggest.

Please feel free to prove me wrong.

Craig

-----Original Message-----
From: Nick Duda [mailto:nduda () VistaPrint com]
Sent: Wednesday, 7 March 2007 4:18 AM
To: Craig Wright; anonymous () email com; security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: RE: FAX a virus

Fax machine + Cisco ATA + IP + CallManager = Fax machine

Fax machine can = software

Fax can be IP/Software based....a possible vector for an attack.

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From: listbounce () securityfocus com on behalf of Craig Wright
Sent: Fri 3/2/2007 11:51 PM
To: anonymous () email com; security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: RE: FAX a virus




FAX!
There is NO UDP/IP port. NO TCP/IP port. No IP Address.


FAX is not IP based.


Not theory at all. FUD!


Craig

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From: listbounce () securityfocus com on behalf of anonymous () email com
Sent: Fri 2/03/2007 6:31 AM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: FAX a virus



Perhaps something along these lines:

Dependant on resolving the phone number to an IP address of course, but
once that information is found either through social engineering or voip
probes you could use nmap to find which port is working as the fax
reciever then attempt to determine the type of fax machine and from
there if you knew assembly could *possibly (if the fax machine allowed
remote firmware upgrades) rewrite the firmware of the machine itself but
a more practical method would be to temporarily store information in the
buffer of the fax machine (this would cause garbage to be printed for
one thing which would be a big annoyance).

And from what you have described from your setup the software itself may
be vulnerable to memory bounds checks etc. You would want to research
the software using lists such as this if you are truely afraid of
vulnerabilities in your fax application.

Again this is more theoretical then practical but you get the idea.

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