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CAPEC-617: Cellular Rogue Base Station

Attack Pattern ID: 617
Abstraction: Detailed
Status: Draft
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In this attack scenario, the attacker imitates a cellular base station with their own "rogue" base station equipment. Since cellular devices connect to whatever station has the strongest signal, the attacker can easily convince a targeted cellular device (e.g. the retransmission device) to talk to the rogue base station.
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+ Relationships
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[Level: Low]
This technique has been demonstrated by amateur hackers and commercial tools and open source projects are available to automate the attack.
+ Consequences
Section HelpThis table specifies different individual consequences associated with the attack pattern. The Scope identifies the security property that is violated, while the Impact describes the negative technical impact that arises if an adversary succeeds in their attack. The Likelihood provides information about how likely the specific consequence is expected to be seen relative to the other consequences in the list. For example, there may be high likelihood that a pattern will be used to achieve a certain impact, but a low likelihood that it will be exploited to achieve a different impact.
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+ Mitigations
Passively monitor cellular network connection for real-time threat detection and logging for manual review.
+ Content History
Submission DateSubmitterOrganization
2015-11-09CAPEC Content TeamThe MITRE Corporation
Modification DateModifierOrganization
2018-07-31CAPEC Content TeamThe MITRE Corporation
Updated Attack_Motivation-Consequences
2019-09-30CAPEC Content TeamThe MITRE Corporation
Updated Description, Related_Attack_Patterns
2020-07-30CAPEC Content TeamThe MITRE Corporation
Updated Description
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