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Re: Hacking AS400
From: John Kinsella <jlk () thrashyour com>
Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2006 00:03:11 -0700

On Wed, Apr 05, 2006 at 09:30:32AM -0000, culdud () gmail com wrote:
Have anyone of u is able to hack into iSeries AS/400 ?

Recently during pentest I found following ports open on one of AS400 box:
21, 23, 449, 8476, 8470, 8472, 8471, 8475, 8473, 8474

I have gathered necessary infromation about these ports. Is there any way by
which we can use these ports to get into this box?

You're dealing with a completeley different beast. :) I have tons of
respect for the AS400 architecture - security model is very well done, but
as usual that's only as good in the real world as those maintaining it.

Looks like a pretty minumal config, no IFS or tomcat or sillyness,
just terminal server, ftp, and telnet.  If you can sniff that network
segment for a while and you'll probably get a few useful passwords.
Seems like so few '400 system operators want to install ssh services...

Suggested reading: Expert's Guide to OS/400 & i5/OS Security


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