Re: [Full-Disclosure] Avoiding being a good admin - was DCOM RPC exploit (dcom.c)
From: yossarian (yossarian_at_planet.nl)
To: Bojan.Zdrnja@LSS.hr, firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2003 19:41:01 +0200
Sorry for being a little late in this discussion - was out there being a
But viz-a-viz cost calculation caused by worm or mass-mail - i remember when
in '97 at a bank I worked at then, people found the Reply All feature in
Exchange client. It took down the network for some 5 hours, and one of the
things that failed was a daily interest payment - some 80 Mo. $ loss - by a
That's something else, some companies actually use the computers for
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From: "Bojan Zdrnja" <Bojan.Zdrnja@LSS.hr>
Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2003 12:01 PM
Subject: RE: [Full-Disclosure] Avoiding being a good admin - was DCOM RPC
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> > Ron DuFresne
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> > Cc: Jason; email@example.com
> > Subject: Re: [Full-Disclosure] Avoiding being a good admin -
> > was DCOM RPC exploit (dcom.c)
> > Still the best defensive porture is taken at the entrance and exit
> > as pertains to most all these 'services'. If the ports 135 and 1433 etc
> > are blocked, both tcp and udp protocols, then patching becomes far less
> > dramatic, even if a few machines inside get infected due to laptops or
> > what have you. when the flow on the wire for a segment
> Perimeter blocking is not everything.
> It's an important part of your security policy, but I think you're
> overstating that.
> Is it too difficult to write a worm which will spread through RPC DCOM
> is just to stay OT) *AND* mass e-mailing. See that? Mass e-mails ... You
> have the best port blocking in the world and still be infected in a
> The solution for this is long term improvement of security, strong
> policies *AND* education.
> Bojan Zdrnja
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