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Carbon Black Cloud: Does Disabling the CRL Check on Sensors Open Communications to Man in the Middle Attacks?

Carbon Black Cloud: Does Disabling the CRL Check on Sensors Open Communications to Man in the Middle Attacks?

Environment

  • Carbon Black Cloud Sensor: All Supported Versions 
  • Microsoft Windows: All supported versions

Question

Does disabling the Certificate Revocation List (CRL) check at the time of Sensor install result in the Sensor becoming open to man-in-the-middle attacks?

Answer

Disabling the CRL check does not immediately open the Sensor to man in the middle attacks

Additional Notes

  • CRL checks often fail when proxies are involved because the CRL check process is offloaded to WinHTTP

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