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Hi, Any PIX firewall info? I realize that they are older, but it is what I have. Aggressive mode takes much less time to set up the phase I tunnel, because it does not establish a secure tunnel to start the exchange of information Bhatnagar, Aggressive mode is the mode used with the Cisco VPN remote-access client, so it was the mode used in this experiment.
During phase I, the remote user sends a set of possible parameters to the VPN device. DH is a key exchange protocol and hashing is a one-way mathematical function that, when applied to data, creates a very large hash file called a digest. It is almost impossible to recreate that digest unless you use the exact key, and it is not reversible. The VPN device then chooses set parameters that match what it can use from the offered set.
Once the parameters are set and the phase I tunnel is established, then the two sides authenticate each other by the method chosen in the above exchange: Figure 2: The Cisco ASA prompts the user, requesting his username and password. User sends his or her credentials to the Cisco ASA. However, since Windows is widely used, clients already have access to this protocol without additional cost.
It would also be more time consuming to add or remove a user's VPN access. These are called downloadable ACLs Hucaby, Then, policies for users or groups that are allowed to have remote access have to be configured. It is always best to use Windows groups for access, because it is easier to add and remove users from groups when you want to allow or disallow remote access Microsoft, Accounting can also be set up with this server to push to a text file or to a database server.
Research Questions This research will answer two research questions: What data is passed between the ASA and the IAS server and can that data be used to manipulate or gain access to either device? This research is important to any organization that uses the ASA, because this configuration could limit the VPN ACL and it could expose data with weak encryption or clear text.
It also looked at what data is passed between the two during the information transfer, if it is encrypted, and how the ASA will use that information. The ASA v8. There was a Windows XP machine on the outside, or untrusted, network that will perform the authentication attempt with Wireshark loaded on it to capture the traffic between the client, Windows XP, and the ASA, which is the VPN endpoint.
This data is important because there could potentially be passwords or shared secrets being passed between the two devices in clear text. The network had specific settings to help differentiate the data that is being analyzed as inside or outside the network.
The inside IP addresses were in the The outside were in the Since the ASA was at the edge of the network, it had an outside address of The remote user was set at During the connection process, the traffic between the two devices were monitored.
Network Setup The network equipment used for the experiment was a Cisco ASA, a Cisco switch, a server, a client, and a computer with Wireshark installed. The ASA was set up with an inside and outside network that served as the testing grounds.
The inside network simulated the trusted network. It had an IP address of The outside network simulated the untrusted network. It had the IP address of These two subnets represented the two networks trying to gain access to each other through the VPN. On the outside network, there were two IP addresses in use.
It had the address of The endpoint stopped the client outside the network until the authentication and authorization took place. On the basic configuration, the traffic can flow from the inside network to the outside network without much configuration. This is because it is considered normal by most companies to go from an inside network to an outside network, e. It is not allowed for devices outside the network, such as on the internet, to come into the inside network.
After the basic configuration was set up, the VPN configuration was implemented. Once the user connects, the ASA assigned the client an IP address that is not in the range of the IP address on the inside or outside network. The IP address range was from The pool had eleven IP addresses, more than enough for this experiment.
A point of interest in the configuration is the actual VPN setup, which includes the protocols, IP address pool, and other general attributes of the VPN. These attributes show how the VPN will connect and communicate. In this case, the Crypto Map shows that it used IPsec with several configurations to accommodate the client.
The shared secret is Cisco, but it is encrypted. This is how the client authenticates with the ASA for the first round of authentication. If the group name and shared password are wrong, the ASA will immediately drop the connection without initiating either phase of the VPN tunnel.
The inside network had two IP addresses in use, A basic user, clandman, with the password of Password was created and was in the User OU, had basic user rights as a domain user, and the Dial-In permission in the user attributes is set to Control Access through Remote Access Policy.
A group called VPN-Group1 was also created and clandman was added to this group. The group has no special access rights to the server in the experiment; it is only used to identify VPN users for an ACL. The profile itself is where other options are added to the connection setup. These options include authentication, encryption, advanced, dial-in constraints, IP, and multilink. The four that are relevant to this experiment are authentication, encryption, IP, and advanced. The encryption tab is next in the setup.
This tab is where the encryption type is set up. If the site needs to be locked down, then a specific encryption method were chosen to assure proper encryption.
It is the first step in the Phase I key exchange. From this point on, it is very difficult to read the packets, because the payload is encrypted. From the inside, most of the data was encrypted, as well. From the packet capture we see that packet 1 does list in clear text the user name clandman, but the password is encrypted. The packet also shows the calling station of This error shows that an unknown user or incorrect password was used.