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Nicolas FISCHBACH Senior Manager, IP Engineering/Security - COLT Telecom - version 1.0 Secure Network Infrastructure Deployment PacSec.JP Pacific Security Japan
© 2003 Nicolas FISCHBACH PacSec.JP Pacific Security Japan 2 Agenda » Router Security >Router security basics » Infrastructure Security >Filtering, BGP/DNS >Forensics » Distributed Denial of Service >Trends in attacks, worms and botnets >Detection and mitigation » Other recent and new risks >IPv6, MPLS, Lawful Intercept, etc. » Conclusion
© 2003 Nicolas FISCHBACH PacSec.JP Pacific Security Japan 3 Router Security » Router Security 101 >Good infrastructure security starts with good router security >Packet forwarding vs “received” packets performance >Like on any system: -Use VTY (virtual TTY) ACLs, avoid passwords like “c”, “e”, “cisco”, “c1sco” and use an AAA system like TACACS+ -Avoid shared accounts and use privilege levels/restrict commands -Turn off unneeded services, restrict SNMPd -Activate logging (but not too much!) -Configuration and ROMMON/IOS images integrity -Make your router “forensics ready” -Etc.
© 2003 Nicolas FISCHBACH PacSec.JP Pacific Security Japan 4 Router Security » Router Security 101 >Your biggest security risk ? -The Customer Diagnostic/NOC guy leaking configurations to customers that include shared/common passwords and communities, the management ACLs, TACACS+ server IPs, etc. -Think filtering scripts/peer approval >Like with any program or application: don’t trust client input -What could happen if the customer unplugs your managed router and plugs his own router (management ACLs, filtering, etc) ?
© 2003 Nicolas FISCHBACH PacSec.JP Pacific Security Japan 5 cr tr ccr cr ar cpe cr cpe Edge Core Access Customer (access) Customer (transit) Router “types” Infrastructure Security ISPx ISPy ISPa ISPb tr ISPm ISPk ppr ISPm ISPy ISPj ixpr Transit Peering (IX or private) Access (/30) Link “types”
© 2003 Nicolas FISCHBACH PacSec.JP Pacific Security Japan 6 Infrastructure Security » Infrastructure Security >The Internet is considered a “critical infrastructure” >Filtering routing information and filtering traffic (IP layer) are complementary >BGP and DNS are the core protocols >Your backbone: large firewall or transit network ? >Data-center vs core infrastructure based detection -Data-center: in-line (“complete packet”) -Infrastructure/distributed: Netflow (“header only”) -Find the right mix of both.scalability.CAPEX.sampled Netflow (high probability of missing single packets) vs one in-line device (mirrored traffic) per larger POP
© 2003 Nicolas FISCHBACH PacSec.JP Pacific Security Japan 7 Edge Core Access Customer receive ACLs [rACL] infrastructure ACLs [iACL] transit ACLs edge [tACLe] transit ACLs access [tACLa] Router “types” Infrastructure Security » New ACLs “types”
© 2003 Nicolas FISCHBACH PacSec.JP Pacific Security Japan 8 Infrastructure Security » New ACLs “types” >iACLs: why should anybody with Internet connectivity be able to “talk” to your network core ? (traffic directed at the infrastructure) -you need a structured address plan >rACLs: helps to protect the Route Processor (traffic directed at the router) >tACLs: enables filtering on the forwarding path (traffic “transiting” your network) >Keep them short and generic, avoid exceptions >“Default permit” or “default deny” ?
© 2003 Nicolas FISCHBACH PacSec.JP Pacific Security Japan 9 Infrastructure Security » New ACLs “types” >Combine them with anti-spoofing ACLs/uRPF at the edge >Don’t forget management traffic (telnet/SSH, SNMP, TFTP, syslog, AAA, etc) and routing protocols >What to do with ping and traceroute (ICMP/UDP): incoming and outgoing (for troubleshooting) » Other types of “filtering” >Re-coloring (QoS): enforce it at your AS boundaries >Rate-limiting: what to throttle and what does it break ? >Other options to protect the router -rate-limit the traffic to the RP (data punt/slow path) -Avoid “administrative traffic generating options” (like ACLs with logs) -IP options, ICMP, mcast “filtering”, etc.
© 2003 Nicolas FISCHBACH PacSec.JP Pacific Security Japan 10 Infrastructure Security » ACLs (Access Control Lists) >Always (try to) use compiled ACLs: avoid log[-input], source port, output ACLs, etc. >Where to filter: edge, core, transit, peerings ? >What to filter: protocols, src/dst IP, src/dst ports, header ? >Who should filter: tier1, tier 2/3 providers (with broadband home users), enterprise (FWs) ? >In which direction: to and/or from the end-users (ie. protect the Internet from the users and/or vice-versa) ? >Depending on the hardware and software capabilities: micro-code/IOS and engines (-: 0, 1, 4; +: 2; ++: 3) >Scalability of the solution (no easy way to maintain distributed ACLs policies) >How long should you keep these filters in place ?
© 2003 Nicolas FISCHBACH PacSec.JP Pacific Security Japan 11 Infrastructure Security » uRPF (unicast Reverse Path Forwarding) >Strict uRPF for single-homed customers (route to source IP points back to the ingress interface) >Loose uRPF for multi-homed customers (route/network prefix present in the routing table) >Loose uRPF doesn’t protect from customer spoofing >Adapt strict/loose policy depending on your customers’ setup >Statistics prove that uRPF is not really deployed (nor loose, nor strict)
© 2003 Nicolas FISCHBACH PacSec.JP Pacific Security Japan 12 Infrastructure Security » Other (“edge”-only) features >NBAR (Network Based Application Recognition) -Used with custom Cisco PDLMs (Packet Description Language Module) to identify P2P traffic in quite some university networks >TCP Intercept -Usually done by the enterprise FW >What else do you want you router to do for you today ? ;-)
© 2003 Nicolas FISCHBACH PacSec.JP Pacific Security Japan 13 Infrastructure Security » BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) >Not as easy as many think (and say) to hijack BGP sessions! >BGP flaps (dampening) or route changes are more common >Trivial passwords and no VTY ACL on a BGP speaking router: cool “warez” for underground/SPAM communities (like eBay accounts or valid CC numbers) >Filtering: -Default-free routing in the core (to avoid the magnet effect) -Apply the same strict policy to transit/peerings than to customers (AS_path, prefixes, max-pref, RIR allocations, etc) -Martian/Bogons/RFC1918/RFC3330 -ISPs stopping to announce/route/filter the AR CPE /30 >Account for BGP sessions (especially in full-mesh deployments, on RRs and on peering routers) and use md5
© 2003 Nicolas FISCHBACH PacSec.JP Pacific Security Japan 14 Infrastructure Security » BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) >Origin-AS/prefix relation is never verified >AS_path to key locations (especially DNS root servers) >What’s next ? -Secure BGP.RIRs to run PKIs and act as CAs.Verify “ownership” (Origin-AS/prefix).Signed BGP Update message -SoBGP.Distributed Origin-AS/prefix check.New “BGP Security” message » IGP (Internal Gateway Protocol) >Scope is much more limited, but don’t forget to secure it (OSPF, IS-IS, etc)
© 2003 Nicolas FISCHBACH PacSec.JP Pacific Security Japan 15 Infrastructure Security » DNS (Domain Name System) >Quite a few attacks recently >DNS “abuse” due to bad network/system setups and broken clients: AS112 project (distributed servers to answer negative RFC1918 PTR queries) >IP anycast helps but makes debugging more difficult (which server is actually producing the error ?) >Key to watch Origin-AS and AS_path from/to root and gtld DNS servers » Is BGP/DNS “hijacking” a real threat ?
© 2003 Nicolas FISCHBACH PacSec.JP Pacific Security Japan 16 Infrastructure Security » Forensics: BGP, Netflow (and ACL logs) >Hop-by-hop DDoS attack tracing using ACLs or ip source- tracker isn’t very effective >BGP Update messages and (sampled Netflow) accounting will be part of the next-generation high-bandwidth IDSes and a must for historical data: Netflow for the more high level view (ie. the flow) and traffic dumps for the low level view (ie. the actual data) >Distributed Route Collectors give a much better view >Putting these bits together create a good anomaly detection system and good source for historical data (next to enabling you to do better traffic management ;-)
© 2003 Nicolas FISCHBACH PacSec.JP Pacific Security Japan 17 Distributed Denial of Service » Trends in DDoS >Yesterday: bandwidth abuse, exploiting bugs, TCP SYN, UDP and ICMP floods (amplifiers) >Today: -PPS (packet-per-second), against the SP infrastructure, non- spoofed sources (who cares if you have 150k+ bots anyway) and reflectors -Short lived route announcements (for SPAM usually) >Tomorrow: -QoS/”extended header” -CPU (crypto intensive tasks like IPsec/SSL/TLS/etc) -Protocol complexity and other attacks hidden/mixed with or even part of normal traffic where complete state information/traffic needs to be tracked ? -Non-cached items in distributed content networks
© 2003 Nicolas FISCHBACH PacSec.JP Pacific Security Japan 18 Distributed Denial of Service » DDoS Detection >ACLs, queue counters, NMS (CPU, interface counters, etc) >Netflow and dark IP space/bogons/backscatter monitoring >“Honeybot” approach -Watch IRC/P2P/etc based communications -Run bots in “safe mode” -Listen to Lance’s talk on honeypot technologies >Customers ;-) » DDoS Mitigation >ACLs and CAR (rate-limit) >null0 routing (blackholing), (anycast) sinkhole, shunt, traffic rerouting and “cleaning” >Propagated blackholing (special community)
© 2003 Nicolas FISCHBACH PacSec.JP Pacific Security Japan 19 Distributed Denial of Service » Trends in worms >The “worms of the summer”, bots and botnets and their effect on routing stability >What if the guys who wrote recent worms had a clue or different objectives ? -Worm “engines” becoming better, more distributed payload -Worms == SPAM (i.e. going commercial) ? >Which policies do SPs apply: leave everything open until it hurts the infrastructure or block for days on early warning ? >Can we win the race (analyze and mitigate in <1h) ? >After “everything on top of IP” the trend is “everything on top of HTTP[s]” (ie. circumventing firewalls 101): what if the next one is going over 80/tcp ? ;-) >Listen to jose’s talk on worms
© 2003 Nicolas FISCHBACH PacSec.JP Pacific Security Japan 20 Distributed Denial of Service » Netflow based detection >Flow (src/dst IP, src/dst port, protocol, ToS, if, no payload) >Usual traffic distribution (90% TCP, 8% UDP, <1% ICMP/GRE/IPsec/others - 50% of small packets) >Needs as much fine tuning as an IDS Edge Access Router “types” NOC tr ccr ar tr ppr ixpr (Sampled) Netflow Aggregated Netflow Flows (SNMP) Alerts collector controller
© 2003 Nicolas FISCHBACH PacSec.JP Pacific Security Japan 21 Distributed Denial of Service » Traffic diversion (and inspection/cleaning) >The alternative to strict filtering (which usually means the attacker won) ? >Required when layer3+ and stateful information is needed >BGP and/or Policy Based Routing (PBR) as the triggering mechanism(s) >Tunnels: MPLS, GRE, L2TPv3, IPsec, etc. >Such “cleaning centers” should be distributed across your network (large POPs, known attack entry points, etc) >Same concept can be applied to honeynets (distributed honeynets/honeyfarms)
© 2003 Nicolas FISCHBACH PacSec.JP Pacific Security Japan 22 Distributed Denial of Service » Traffic diversion (and inspection/cleaning) Edge Access Router “types” “Attack” traffic “Good” traffic Flows “Bad” traffic cr tr ccr cr ar cr tr ppr ixpr ar inspection server Core
© 2003 Nicolas FISCHBACH PacSec.JP Pacific Security Japan 23 Other recent and new risks » IPv6 >IPv6 is not the 128 bits address field version of IPv4 >New/updated protocols and new implementations >Same old and well known bugs will make it into new code >Current IPv6 “network” is a large lab! >Listen to itojun’s talk on IPv6 security » Inter-AS MPLS VPNs >Multi-Protocol Label Switching is considered as secure as other layer 2 technologies like FR and ATM: but the environment is IP based and much more complex and open >Inter-Service Provider MPLS VPNs imply transitive trust, no AS boundary anymore
© 2003 Nicolas FISCHBACH PacSec.JP Pacific Security Japan 24 Other recent and new risks » Lawful Intercept >Actively being deployed in lots of countries >A cool remote sniffer for Network Operations to dump traffic without having to pray or say “oops!” each time they press “Return” after entering “debug ip packet details” ? >An easy way for an attacker to do the same ? >The router is not the only device you may have to own, the MD (Mediation Device) is also part of the game
© 2003 Nicolas FISCHBACH PacSec.JP Pacific Security Japan 25 Other recent and new risks » What if this is only the top of the iceberg… >… and somebody comes up with a bug in the code on the forwarding path ? >… and the Cisco IPv4 wedge bug had leaked or been publicly announced ? >“Quick” upgrading Core/Edge vs. bugscrub ? >Effects/risks of non-diversity (HW and SW) ? >Listen to FX’s talk on Cisco IOS vulnerabilities » “Broken” devices >[Flawed router] NTP “DDos” >tcp.win == ?
© 2003 Nicolas FISCHBACH PacSec.JP Pacific Security Japan 26 Conclusion » Conclusion » See also >Backbone and Infrastructure Security Presentations -http://www.securite.org/presentations/secip/ >(Distributed) Denial of Service Presentations -http://www.securite.org/presentations/ddos/ » Q&A Image:
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