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Re: Detecting Rogues from the wired side
From: John Lampe <jwlampe () tenablesecurity com>
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2006 11:50:13 -0500

kuffya () gmail com wrote:

Hi list,

The client has got a huge network to be audited for Rogue Access Points...the timeframes are tight so we're going to work on 
the wired side, only, and I've been wondering how to do this more effectively.I have identified two options:

- Run a 'customized' version of nmap to include only the Wireless AP signatures in the fingerprint database and investigate on any 
devices that are different makes & models from the ones 'officially endorsed'

- Acquire a copy of RAPIDS from Airwave.com... which is supposed to do just that, and has a large databaase of Wireless Vendor Fingerprints. Has anyone used it or do you have any alternative products to suggest?

I'm looking forward to your thoughts, folks.

Many thanks, once again


Check out some of the methods used by Nessus' find_ap.nasl (http://www.nessus.org/plugins/index.php?view=viewsrc&id=11026). If you can pull the arp cache from network devices, this can give you some MAC info that you might find useful.

John Lampe
Senior Security Researcher
TENABLE Network Security, Inc.
jwlampe () {nessus org,tenablesecurity.com}
Tele: (410) 872-0555

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