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Re: Have Crackers Found Military's Achilles Heel?
From: mark () ZANG COM (Mark)
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 1998 07:19:33 -0700

From what I can see, the DISA DEM software was/is publically available
at http://tcoss.safb.af.mil/common/HTML/DSC_support.htm (the link is
broken though).
No wonder the feds didn't bother to come after them ;-)

By the looks of ftp://tcoss.safb.af.mil :
220 tcoss2 Microsoft FTP Service (Version 3.0).
Name (tcoss.safb.af.mil:root): ftp
331 Anonymous access allowed, send identity (e-mail name) as password.
230 Anonymous user logged in.
ftp> dir
200 PORT command successful.
150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for /bin/ls.
11-20-97  05:16PM       <DIR>          ActiveX
01-27-98  02:47PM       <DIR>          disd
04-15-98  09:00PM       <DIR>          Disn-W
03-12-98  08:33PM       <DIR>          DITCO
04-14-98  01:45PM                    0 dspd8.tmp
04-17-98  12:20PM       <DIR>          MCI_TCOSS
04-23-98  06:59AM       <DIR>          PDCBOOK
03-24-98  08:10PM       <DIR>          R&R
04-15-98  06:52PM       <DIR>          TSRE
11-20-97  05:27PM       <DIR>          WinFrame
ftp> cd Disn-W
550 Disn-W: Access is denied.

So it appears the "highly technical crack team" just ftp'd the software. Wow.
They fixed the perms on the dir last week.

And what they got:

A software tool set called DEM (Visual Basic Programming based) melds the day
to day network operations and maintenance efforts. DEM provides the entire
RAVN team with a user friendly/graphical based set of tools that allow
real-time network access for monitoring, control, re-configuration and
testing of the critical pieces of hardware/software that make up the
composite RAVN architecture. Both RIMS and DEM data bases are hosted on a
stand alone RAVN server operated and maintained by NTAC personnel. The server
is accessible via a Local Area Network connection and supports up to 25
simultaneous users.

Sounds rather useless unless you have the databases of network equipment and
device authentication parameters.

mark () zang com

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