Forum Thread: Fix the Hole?

Fix the Hole?

I recently received a Pen-test result that I would like a little help from the experts here in patching the hole. It appears that Some industrial equipment has a firmware issue leaving port 17185 open to the public. This has been identified as VxWorks debugger. while it would take some time and possibly some re-engineering here to just replace this equipment I thought there might be a few back door possibilities as to closing the port.

I know this is the best place to find the finest minds in the hacking community.
So I believe we should be able to solve this issue.

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Could you install a dedicated firewall device to filter access to the open port? Also watch it vigilantly. This is not a permanent solution, but could offer security until the hole is patched.

Leaving a needless port open to the public is never a good idea. That should be accessible just from a network segment that is authorized to operate it. You could insert a rule in your IDS (or firewall) to alert/block traffic or just monitor in case you want to find out if it's been leveraged for an attack.

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