Mass Port 445 attack imminent says Symantec

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by musicman, Jun 24, 2005.

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  1. musicman

    musicman Registered Member

    Aug 24, 2003
    For all to read this is a bit disturbing, the following quote is from the Symantec Web Site.
    An ominous increase in sniffing activity on TCP Port 445 could signal an impending mass malicious code attack targeting a recently patched Microsoft vulnerability, according to a warning from security researchers.

    Researchers at Symantec Corp.'s DeepSight Network have detected a surge in scans on Port 445, an indication that malicious hackers may have already created exploits for a flaw in Microsoft Corp.'s implementation of the SMB (Server Message Block) protocol.
    The vulnerability, which was rated "critical," was patched one week ago in Microsoft's MS05-027 bulletin, and the increased noise on that port could be the first sign that a password brute force attack is imminent, Symantec DeepSight warned.
  2. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

    Jul 21, 2003
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