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The HP FlexFabric Switch must have all user-facing or untrusted ports configured as access switch ports.

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Rule ID
Cat II
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Target Key

Double encapsulation can be initiated by an attacker who has access to a switch port belonging to the native VLAN of the trunk port. Knowing the victim's MAC address and with the victim attached to a different switch belonging to the same trunk group, thereby requiring the trunk link and frame tagging, the malicious user can begin the attack by sending frames with two sets of tags. The outer tag that will have the attacker's VLAN ID (probably the well-known and omnipresent default VLAN) is stripped off by the switch, and the inner tag that will have the victim's VLAN ID is used by the switch as the next hop and sent out the trunk port.

Fix Text

Configure all user-facing or untrusted ports as access ports. [HP-GigabitEthernet1/0/13]port link-type access

Check Content

Review the HP FlexFabric Switch configuration and ensure all user-facing or untrusted ports are configured as access port. If any of the user-facing switch ports are configured as a trunk, this is a finding [HP]display current-configuration interface gigabitEthernet 1/0/1 Brief information on interface(s) under bridge mode: Link: ADM - administratively down; Stby - standby Speed or Duplex: (a)/A - auto; H - half; F - full Type: A - access; T - trunk; H - hybrid Interface Link Speed Duplex Type PVID Description XGE1/0/1 UP 1G(a) F(a) A 100 XGE1/0/2 UP 1G(a) F(a) A 100 XGE1/0/3 UP 1G(a) F(a) A 100 XGE1/0/4 UP 1G(a) F(a) A 100