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MikoTik RouterOS: OSPF Case Studies and Solutions

Overview OSPF is Interior Gateway Protocol (IGP) designed to distribute routing information between routers belonging to the same Autonomous System (AS). OSPF is based on link-state technology that has several advantages over distance-vector protocols such as RIP:   no hop count limitations; multicast addressing is used to send routing information updates; updates are sent only…



This post summerises the Winbox server vulnerability in RouterOS, discovered and fixed in RouterOS on April 23, 2018. Note that although Winbox was used as point of attack, the vulnerabilitty was in RouterOS.How it works: The vulnerability allowed a special tool to connect to the Winbox port, and request the system user database file. Versions affected:…