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From Aaron Peeler <fapee...@ncsu.edu>
Subject Re: Capturing an unpatched Windows XP image
Date Fri, 10 Aug 2012 13:50:35 GMT
Resending to the user mailing list. I forgot to reply-all

-Aaron

On Thu, Aug 9, 2012 at 8:24 AM, Aaron Peeler <fapeeler@ncsu.edu> wrote:
> Hi Al,
>
> This is possible and not really a fix, but local custom change to
> remove the firewall dependency. You would need to modify the code that
> deals with the firewall and make it conditional instead of failing it.
>
> if( has firewall ) make use of it
> else ( ignore) and proceed with the reservation.
>
> There are a couple of locations in the OS modules that would need to be updated.
> /usr/local/vcl/lib/VCL/Module/OS/*
>
> I'm not sure exactly of the routines that depend on the firewall, but
> it should be pretty easy to find. in searching for netsh and iptables
> commands.
>
> This would likely be a local custom change that you'd have to keep
> maintained if only using for windows. If the group felt this was a
> feature that could be useful for long-term use. Then we would need to
> create a jira feature request.
>
> -Aaron
>
>
> On Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 10:58 AM, Evelio Quiros <evquir@fiu.edu> wrote:
>> Can anyone comment on this please ?
>> Thanks,
>> Al Q
>>
>>
>> On 8/7/12 2:44 PM, "Evelio Quiros" <evquir@fiu.edu> wrote:
>>
>>>Sorry, used the wrong subject line before:
>>>
>>>>
>>>>Hello group,
>>>>
>>>>I may have mentioned this before, so bear with me.
>>>>
>>>>I would like to deploy an unpatched Windows XP OS for a hacking class.
>>>>This is used as a target to launch several well-known exploits by
>>>>students.
>>>>
>>>>The problem is when I try to configure Cygwin, I get a failure in setting
>>>>the Windows Firewall.
>>>>
>>>>That is because there is no Windows Firewall in this early version of XP.
>>>>
>>>>Is there a known fix for this ? Can I 'safely' (relatively) comment out
>>>>the sections of the config file that deal with the Firewall ?
>>>>
>>>>I know this is an unsafe system, but that's the point. We need this to
>>>>show students the importance of updating their OS and protecting
>>>>themselves from attack.
>>>>
>>>>Any idea how I can capture this unpatched image ?
>>>>
>>>>Thanks,
>>>>Al Quiros
>>>>Florida International University
>>>>
>>>
>>
>
>
>
> --
> Aaron Peeler
> Program Manager
> Virtual Computing Lab
> NC State University
>
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Aaron Peeler
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