DEF CON 24 DEMO: Double Tagging VLAN Hopping Attack Against the Microsoft Server 2012 Hyper-V Cisco Nexus 1000v Virtual Network Using One Physical Switch


This post demonstrates the effects of using a double tagging VLAN hopping attack to send an ICMP packet to a virtual machine located on a separate VLAN than the physical attacking system. In this scenario the attacker is using a physical Kali 2.0 system connected to a native vlan access port on a Cisco 2950 switch and targeting a virtual machine located on a separate VLAN within the Microsoft Server 2012 Hyper-V hypervisor environment using the Cisco Nexus 1000v virtual switch.

This experiment was performed on seven different hypervisor/virtual network configurations in order to perform a systematic evaluation of the effects across all of the major enterprise level virtualization platforms. The following network diagram illustrates the configuration used for each of the experiments:


The following video walks through the attack process and results.