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Re: Insufficient Authentication vulnerability in Asus notebook



And you probably run AD queries to track this down.

The point is, this is not new, this is now more of a management problem, you wouldn't have a XP Home on your network anyway, and a little googling would have showcased this.

Vulnerability no.  Deployment issue yes.

Bob Fiero wrote:
Oh please, I work with corporations large and small. I even work as an adviser to entire countries on how to rebuild after we bomb them to oblivion. Even in the strictest of environments there are always laptops with out of the box configs to be found.
_____ From: Susan Bradley [mailto:sbradcpa@xxxxxxxxxxx]
To: Bob Fiero [mailto:i.am@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Cc: bugtraq@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thu, 14 May 2009 15:35:33 -0400
Subject: Re: Insufficient Authentication vulnerability in Asus notebook

Oh please.  Corporations build images of machines that don't have this.

If you have this issue in your corporation, go talk to your IT guys and tell them to build better deployment images.

If you have this problem, your IT guys are not doing their job.

Bob Fiero wrote:
You get the idea.  This is non issue.
I disagree. You are involved in intense business negotiations. During lunch you leave your notebook unattended assuming it is safe with a password protected
userID. Your competitor goes in to the conference room and logs in with
Administrator and installs something like eBlaster to log everything
you do and email it to him.

Far fetched, but not a non-issue.

_____ From: Mike Vasquez [mailto:mike.vasquez@xxxxxxxxx]
To: Jeremy Brown [mailto:0xjbrown41@xxxxxxxxx]
Cc: MustLive [mailto:mustlive@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx], bugtraq@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bugtraq@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thu, 14 May 2009 11:02:38 -0400
Subject: Re: Insufficient Authentication vulnerability in Asus notebook

Once someone has physical access all bets are off, there's a lot the can do.

1) steal it
2) boot off cd and reset/enable admin acct
3) boot off cd and grab all hashes
4) pour a perfectly good frappucino on the keyboard
5) cover it with smiley face stickers


You get the idea.  This is non issue.