Whitepaper: Writing Cisco IOS Rootkits

By October 9, 2015October 13th, 2015InfoSec

This paper is about the work involved in modifying firmware images with the test case focused on Cisco IOS. It will show how it is a common misconception that doing such a thing involves advanced knowledge or nation state level resources. This paper provides sound methodologies, shows how to approach the subject, and walks the reader through the entire process while providing the necessary knowledge so that by the end of the paper, if the reader is to follow it completely through, they will have a basic but functional firmware rootkit.

Grid32 Whitepaper: Writing Cisco IOS Rootkits