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Old 5th February 2010
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From a course overview for for "Certified Virtualization Security Expert" of the http://www.lancelotinstitute.com

" How hackers enter our virtual environment"

> Potential threats of virtualization in- depth;
> How hackers use these vulnerabilities;
> Secure virtual data centers from the ground up.

Did you know.....?

> "An attacker can redirect, then copy or even change information before it arrives at the destination!"

> “Any regular user inside your network can take full control of your ESX hosts if they know the right exploits”.

> “By taking control of your virtual environment a hacker could disable ALL your VMs at one time"
They, of course have to sell their course, but at least it mentions the potential dangers.
Something that the majority of the "virtualization junkies" not even seem to know or are just ignoring
You don't need to be a genius to debug a pf.conf firewall ruleset, you just need the guts to run tcpdump
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Something that the majority of the "virtualization junkies" not even seem to know or are just ignoring
Yes, if you have a VirtualCenter under control (which runs on M$ and mostly with M$SQL) it needs only a view commands.
In a datacenter there is even more what is from interest, think about ILO's and other tools to control Servers. Once installed and get them working they are mostly no longer on the patch list.
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I think one of the biggest risks (that seems to be hinted at in the sales pitch) is that if one gained control of the network that runs the virtualization servers, "a hacker could disable ALL your VMs at one time" and a whole lot more (like mirror traffic to another location and parse it for goodies) without ever being discovered. Then again, this is true of any network host device, virtual or real.
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