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Re: Official answer about Alcatel PBX testing
From: Jean-Pierre.Kellermann () alcatel fr
Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2006 15:13:35 +0200

Hi all

Davide regarding your question ; this is our explanation :

As of release 6.2, the OmniPCX Enterprise Communication Server security has
been enforced introducing security by default mecanism.
This implies systematic password change for default accounts to avoid
default well known passwords to be present into the system. So this level
of assurance can be ensure for all new installations.
Concerning version upgrades, considering this process can be scheduled
automatically without human supervision, it is not possible to force
passwords change without breaking service continuity.

Our strong recommendation for all the installations before the R6.2 is the
security administrator MUST to change the default password by new passwords
according our password recommendations ( 8 alphanumeric characters at
mimimum).


Sincères Salutations - Best Regards - Mit Freundlichen Grüssen -
Atentamente - Cordiali Saluti

Jean-Pierre KELLERMANN ? Security Product & Offer Manager

ALCATEL / Entreprise Solutions Division / Mid & Large Enterprise Solution
Unit
32 avenue KLEBER
92700 COLOMBES ( FRANCE)

Tél : +33 (0)1 55 66 37 83
Mobile : +33 (0) 6 23 83 07 67
Fax : +33 (0)1 55 66 66 41






Davide Carnevali <carnevali () protechta it> on 28/06/2006 10:36:05


To:    Jean-Pierre KELLERMANN/FR/ALCATEL () ALCATEL
cc:    pen-test () securityfocus com
Subject:    Re: Official answer about Alcatel PBX testing

Hi,
we've pentested some Alcatel OmniPCX Enterprise 6.0 and we found default
accounts/passwd (mtcl/mtcl, root/letacla).

Don't know if they were an upgrade to the old PABX4400 or fresh
installations...

Anyway, ALCATEL should strongly consider to implement a "start up"
procedure to force password changing for default accounts.

My 2 cents.

Regards,

jean-pierre.kellermann () alcatel fr wrote:
Hell all

Thanks Luis Lopez for mentioning this major evolution in Alcatel product
line of large PBX which happened in 2003 with the release of the successor
to the 4400: the OmniPCX Enterprise IP-PBX running on the Linux kernel. At
that time a major effort has been made on security aspects with a lot of
hardening being performed on the operating system (Linux), the run-time
environment and offered services, selection and configuration of
applications running on this platform.

Alcatel strongly recommands to upgrade the old version of PABX4400 to
IP-PBX OXE to benefit the last features and  the customer will have a VoIP
solution which will give satisfaction to his security needs.


End 2005 Alcatel's voice solution OmniPCX Enterprise underwent testing
performed by MIERCOM which is a privately held network consultancy,
specializing in networking and communications-related product testing and
analysis. The security efforts Alcatel made over many years on this
solution have been rewarded  by Miercom which recognized the Alcatel IP-PXB
as the most secured PBX for the Enterprise in 2006. You will find at this
URL (
http://www.miercom.com/?url=reports/&v=3&PHPSESSID=954bed267ed09807bb3703149e2ceb43
) the security report written by Miercom.

Alcatel is constantly evaluating and refining its security strategy
regarding all the solutions provided by ESD, Alcatel has also established
security internal processes for Proactive awareness : education, design
practices, tests and for Improved reactivity when facing security alerts.

Sincères Salutations - Best Regards - Mit Freundlichen Grüssen -
Atentamente - Cordiali Saluti

Jean-Pierre KELLERMANN ? Security Product & Offer Manager

ALCATEL / Entreprise Solutions Division / Mid & Large Enterprise Solution
Unit
32 avenue KLEBER
92700 COLOMBES ( FRANCE)


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