On 17 Jul 2005, at 12:32, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> Most of these are targeted at ports 1026, 1027
> which I take to be some kind of ssh or ssl attack.
No - Calendar Access Protocol and ExoSee respectively - grep for the
number in /etc/services. ExoSee is some kind of personal file sharing
system, and I presume there is some Microsoft vulnerability on certain
machines providing CAP access.
> My question is, Should I be worried?
No - but you should be annoyed that these scumbags are interfering in
your life. You can spend the time trying to report them to their ISPs
but TBH it's pointless.
> Is there any chance that this attack will succeed at some point?
Yes, yes there is. All you need to do is
a) Have a Windows box inside your LAN running the vulnerable software.
b) Have your Shorewall box forwarding 1026 and 1027 to that Windows box.
There's a chance you'll win the lottery too.
> And is there anything more that I could or should do?
> (I'm running a standard shorewall firewall.)
Just make sure that your Shorewall only allows in just what you want,
and that the services thus exposed to the world are secure. You're most
likely doing that already. To check that, from a box in the outside
and check that all ports shown as open are intentionally open.
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