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HDX 7000 under attack

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HDX 7000 under attack

Hi to all i'm Omar from Italy

I'm a owner of an HDX7000 and this morning i found something strange in it

There where someone connected and i think he using my device .... i hangup but the strange things is that i can't see or aer anything ... this peson was only conneted and using my device but i can't see anything ....

This is the log in the polycom

can someone help me to understand what could be ?

how can i block these kind of connection ?

I have my Polycom directly conneted to internet and is not under a nat via firewall

Thank's to all

Have a nice sunny day like here today in Padua




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Occasional Advisor

Re: HDX 7000 under attack

Hi Omar,

Unfortunately as your system doesnt seem to be registered to a gatekeeper it will be difficult to prevent such attacks. Interlink Vision provide a gatekeeper registration service for endpoints that are directly on the public Internet. If you are interested in a demo or require more information please feel free to ask.


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Polycom Video EP PLM
Polycom Employee & Moderator

Re: HDX 7000 under attack

Please refer to a couple of Polycom resources for information related to security of video conferencing:


and then from there link to the Polycom Security Center (links on the rights side of the page).

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Occasional Advisor

Re: HDX 7000 under attack

This may not be the reason for your issue, but then again it doesn't hurt to check...


May 16, 2013


® HDX® Security Update

Frequently Asked Questions

This document provides information regarding security exploitations in Polycom HDX software prior to

version, details to understand whether or not your systems are vulnerable, recommended

remediation actions, and availability of additional security information.

Which versions of HDX software are vulnerable?

All HDX versions prior to are vulnerable.

Is this being exploited in the wild (i.e. still an active threat to customers)?


How do I know if my HDX system has been attacked?

The HDX system will hang (freeze) while displaying a splash screen and not complete the boot process

that opens the Polycom video application.

If my HDX system is attacked how do I get it fixed?

Customers experiencing this situation should contact Polycom Support at 1-800-POLYCOM. Support will

need remote access to the HDX’s IP address, and will be able to restore the device to operation.

What should I do to prevent my HDX system from being attacked?

Polycom recommends that all customers immediately upgrade to HDX version Polycom has fixed

these issues in HDX version, which is no longer vulnerable to this exploit.

What security recommendations does Polycom offer?

Secure video conferencing is a priority for Polycom, and we have security features across our full range

of solutions. All of our solutions - from endpoints to infrastructure – come with features that meet the most

stringent industry standards. When your use of video conferencing systems is consistent with best

practices, these features can ensure your audio, video and data traffic will remain fully secure as they

pass across the network.

For on-going information about security on Polycom products please visit our security information web

site at: which provides best security practice recommendations and also links

to the Security Center where security advisories are posted.

Additionally in keeping with security best practices customers should always do the following:

Change the default password

Use a password on their video conferencing systems

Disable protocols and interfaces that are not used such as telnet

If the system is used only when people are in the room Polycom recommends disabling the ‘auto

answer’ functionality – allowing users to manually answer incoming calls and to consider disabling

remote control of the local camera




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