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Thanks for the feedback and NAT-hide question
From: "Erin Carroll" <amoeba () amoebazone com>
Date: Sun, 6 Aug 2006 18:23:58 -0700


Thank you to everyone who emailed me with suggestion or thoughts on my
moderation of this list. There were some excellent suggestions and I'll do
my best to meet your expectations. 

One of the most requested changes or suggestions was along the lines of
Tim's post last week "Let's exploit this" where a scenario was presented and
members contributed various methods to tackle the problem. The nuts n bolts
of pen-testing with real world examples and methods to solve issues is one
thing that I think we can all contribute to and learn from and I would love
to see more posts along those lines. That being said here's my

You are performing an external pen-test on a weblogic webserver cluster. The
route to the host from the outside is Firewall->IPS->DMZ router->load
balancer->webservers. The router is doing a NAT-hide translation to an
internal subnet that the load balancers sit on with a VIP for the
webservers. How do you get around those obstacles in order to get valid
responses/results and possible find an exploitable hole in Weblogic?

For this scenario I'll let's assume the IP's are:

FW: (yes I know it's not valid)
IPS: none (inline, possible management interface on
DMZ router: (ACL for allow 80/443. public IP nats to
various internal IP's. 80/443 traffic routed to LB VIP)

Erin Carroll
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