- Bronze, 100 points or more
Whether or not you have OTAP enabled, this looks interesting.
Does anyone know what AirMagnet is talking about with respect to the frames mentioned in "The Exposure"?
In normal operation, Cisco APs generate an unencrypted multicast data frame that travels over the air and includes a variety of information in the clear. From these frames a hacker listening to the airwaves could determine the MAC address of the wireless controller that the AP is connected to, the IP address for that controller, and a variety of AP configuration options. These frames are always unencrypted regardless of the encryption scheme used in the network, and are always sent regardless of whether the OTAP feature is turned on or not. At the very least, this allows anyone listening to the network to easily find the internal addresses of the wireless LAN controllers in the network, and potentially target them for attack. All lightweight Cisco deployments are subject to this exposure.