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Published on Jan 15, 2016
This talk will be a walk-through of research findings from assessing multiple MPLS implementations and the various key weaknesses that were found to affect a number of leading vendors. General MPLS and MPLS related terms and concepts will be briefly introduced to the audience, followed by an overview of a typical service provider network, classic topologies and basic traffic engineering strategies. Several network reconnaissance techniques will be presented that allow an adversary to partially or, in some cases, fully reveal the MPLS backbone Label Switching Router (LSR) interconnections by leaking internal LSR IP addresses. The attack scenarios against service provider infrastructure will then be followed by attacks on customers of the MPLS domain. It should be noted that none of the examples and demonstrations require access to the MPLS backbone, i.e. attacks are executed from the perspective of a client of the MPLS domain. This talk will be concluded with both general and, where applicable, vendor specific best practices and recommendations on reducing the attack surface of an MPLS network.