DEF CON 24 DEMO: ARP Poisoning Attacks in Virtual Networks

This post includes demo videos which illustrate the effects of an ARP poisoning Man-in-the-Middle attack within a virtualized networking environment. The 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 videos walk through the attack and results under VMWare ESXi 6.0 using the standard ESXi virtual switch as well as Microsoft Server 2012 HyperV using the Cisco Nexus 1000v virtual switch.

DefCon 23 Presentation: Exploring Layer 2 Network Security in Virtualized Environments