worm and port 135

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by Brian, Aug 22, 2003.

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  1. Brian

    Brian Guest

    I am confused as to some of the details on the blaster worm.
    If you only had a firewall up, but didnt have port 135 blocked, wouldn't the blaster worm have gotten through?
    Wouldnt you have to write a rule?
    In other words if you had ZA installed, it wouldnt have caught it on its own, would it?
    thanks for any clarification
     
  2. LowWaterMark

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    Hi Brian,

    Most software firewalls would block TCP port 135 by default, and ZA certainly does. You do not need to define a specific block rule since it would do it with any normal install - whether at High or Medium firewall security.
     
  3. brian

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    I didnt get it (worm), but now I am totally confused as to why SO many people and companies DID get it. I can understand indiuviduals not being up to date with security, but all those companies? The city of Philly was blasted (pun intended).
    I am just amazed!
    thanks for clearing it up for me.
     
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