How does MAC address flooding cause a vulnerability in the network?

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How does MAC address flooding cause a vulnerability in the network? 1ITExamAnswers Staff asked 2 months ago

How does MAC address flooding cause a vulnerability in the network?

  • The CAM table will be full, causing legitimate frames to be forwarded out all ports within the VLAN and allowing unauthorized users to capture data.*
  • An attacking device can send or receive packets on various VLANs and bypass Layer 3 security measures.
  • An attacking device can exhaust the address space available to the DHCP servers for a period of time or establish itself as a DHCP server in maninthemiddle attacks.
  • Information that is sent through CDP is transmitted in clear text and is unauthenticated, allowing it to be captured and to divulge network topology information.

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