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Does it detect misconfiguration?

Yes Cloud Penetrator can find mis configuration such as open firewall, vulnerabilities in web server.

It can find out if you have open ports that should not be open.

Accessible directories on the web server that should not be accessible.

Mis configuration one of the largest attack vectors

It is often overlooked as even a security threat at all.

However even the most secure site can crumble if there is made a human error by a misconfiguration.

A misconfiguration can as an example be a quick remote login option that a programmer or technician left open.

A programmer or technician while fixing a problem for a customer might need to as a quick fix leave an SSH, Telnet, FTP, Teamviewer or other kind of remote connection service wide open.

it is a popular thing to forget to close those type of services after they have been used and is no longer used.

Because the services are opened as a quick fix they might not even be monitored for future security updates. Those services have a very long history of vulnerabilities and very likely will be vulnerable again in the future.

A way to combat human errors and misconfiguration is to scan all your local and public IP addresses regularly or at least on a weekly basis for vulnerabilities.

A good way to find unwanted services or human errors is also to do a full 65535 TCP and UDP port scan of all your IP Addresses.

Then you can quickly see if you have un authorized open ports that are just waiting for an attacker to break in to.

Always close all the ports you are not using and only allowed trusted users from trusted IP addresses to connect to them.

Human error lead to Misconfiguration

Sensitive information that leaks into search engines. Open Databases and other direct leaks.

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Top mis configurations

Network-defense examples are an important part of a firewall setup. it's a great thing to make sure that the firewall is not only programmed to block everything that goes in, but to also stop things that want to get out. There are two parts to this: the "1st" part which gets fixed, and the "2nd" part. This post explains the first part, the firewall definitions. A firewall defines what will be allowed in, and what will be allowed to leave. You can then use a ruleset to define where that in and out will be allowed in and out. 

An Example of Mis Configuration Vulnerability

Attacker launched MELBER BATTLE to hack thousands of devices, including routers, cameras and webcams. Then, we identified a patch that could reduce the risk of similar attacks in the future.

Data show more than 7 million vulnerable devices at risk

Vulnerable device configuration

Human error was to blame for a major router vulnerability. Researchers from the cyber security company Red Team made the revelation on March 24.In a blog post, the researchers said.

The issue has been fixed on this model and several other models. Red Team further said.According to security researcher Joshua Corman, the exploits were simple, fast and wide spread. They were launched in January and March and affected more than 7,000 routers."These latest exploits are interesting because they are using a router flaw to gain access to devices on their LAN without having the need for a password," he said.The researchers said this vulnerability could also enable the attacker to hijack routers and gain access to the internal network.Corman also warned of another router vulnerability affecting some models of Meraki. The experts have also released a proof-of-concept exploit.

Learn about the VMware misconfiguration vulnerability that was patched in ESXi 6.7 Update 1, ESXi 6.7 Update 2, and ESXi 6.5 Update 2.

Note: Only vulnerable servers need to be remediated. SVR4 hosts are not affected by this vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details

The vulnerability that was patched in ESXi 6.5.0-22.0 is the DoS vulnerability. This vulnerability was due to a misconfiguration when the XtBranchConfiguration object was instantiated.

XtBranchConfiguration is responsible for helping to automate the configuration of VMware hosts. It has several different modes that provide users with a variety of ways to interact with the configuration data. An XtBranchConfiguration can use the import command to obtain various configuration data types. When importing configuration data, a GET request is made to the VMware.Management.XLS configuration target with the path of the configured data file (which can be an XML or CSV file). The configuration data contains certain comments and a JSON object containing information about the remote site.

This bug resulted in the JSON object containing some internal information being interpreted incorrectly when the configuration target was accessed. This resulted in the XtBranchConfiguration object reading an entirely different configuration file. A result like this should not have been possible if the configuration target contained an error checking mechanism.

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