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Re: Exploit through firewall question
From: Larry Offley <lucullus () shaw ca>
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2006 11:19:09 -0700

One easy for them to understand reason would be something like this. For example many Virii and trojans phone home and allow the owner a reverse shell effectivelly bypassing the firewall and no they are nolonger attacking from the public side but the internal side. A hard shell is nice but a soft chewy center is only nice for the hackers need some nuts in there

Larry Offley
www.offley.ca



mr.nasty () ix netcom com wrote:
Thanks for the responses. You've confirmed what I had passed to mgmt. But I still have a problem (with mgmt) 
understanding why?...

I perform vulnerability analysis on our outside (public) web presense, usually during development and then after it's 
been deployed. I basically use the same tools for each.

Mgmt wants me to only test through the firewall as if I'm coming in like the public. The rational is that the fw will 
prevent any attacks though ports other than 80 and 443. Therefore, there is no reason to change this configuration.

What would be the reason to test behind the firewall?

Any suggestions?

Thanks

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