Tricking SIP Endpoints Into Divulging Authentication Credentials

This is a neat trick. By doing a little up-front scanning and/or guesswork, an attacker can send an INVITE directly to a SIP user agent, causing the device to ring.  Then, when the user agent issues the BYE message to hang-up, the attacker can respond with a 407 Proxy authorization required message, causing the endpoint to then respond with it’s authentication credentials, essentially handing them directly to the attacker.

The page linked above indicates that this attack is currently implemented in the VoIP Pack for CANVAS, so it’s essentially packaged and ready to use for you CANVAS users.  You can see a video of this being used in CANVAS here.  I would expect to see this credential-harvesting attack in other exploitation frameworks or stand-alone tools shortly…

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