VoIPshield Laboratories, the research division of VoIPshield Systems Inc., today made its third announcement of sec...
October 8, 2008
VoIPshield Laboratories, the research division of VoIPshield Systems Inc., today made its third announcement of security vulnerabilities in Voice over IP systems marketed by Avaya, Cisco and Nortel.
This brings the total number of vulnerability groups reported to VoIP vendors in 2008 to over 60, representing over 200 unique vulnerabilities.
Vulnerabilities were also discovered in Microsoft’s VoIP products, and these will be announced next month. Under VoIPshield’s disclosure policy,vendors may request extra time to create and test patches for their applications.
“Voice-over-IP networks are as susceptible to attack as traditional data networks, and probably more so,” said Rick Dalmazzi, president and CEO of VoIPshield.
“Voice is a real-time application. Requests, in the form of VoIP phone calls, originate from outside corporate boundaries. The same network accommodations that guarantee high-quality voice availability can also facilitate malicious and illegal activity.”