Re: Increased connects to Port 1433

From: Tracey Losco (
Date: 05/21/02

Date: Tue, 21 May 2002 11:30:48 -0400
To: Darrin Powell <>,
From: Tracey Losco <>

Yes, we're seeing it here at NYU too...the most recent info that I've
seen on this is:

Saturday, May 4th 2002
Large scale MSSQL scans.

For the last few days, we received a number of reports of widespread
scans of port 1433. The most common use of port 1433 is Microsoft's
SQL server.

Just this march, a vulnerability in SQL Server 7.0 and 2000 was shown
to allow access to the the security context of the server
( Microsoft
released and advisory and a patch for this problem.

It has also been known that many administrators do not change the
default password for the administrator account. SQL Server by default
ships with no password set for this account
( ).

Tracey Losco
Network Security Analyst
ITS - Network Services
New York University (212) 998 - 3433

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At 10:33 AM -0400 5/21/02, Darrin Powell wrote:
>Is anyone else seeing this?
>Darrin Powell
>System Administrator
>LSSi, Corp.
>(919) 466-6803
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