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ESP and W32/Sasser-A worm

Unread postby squeen » Wed May 05, 2004 5:20 am

Not really an IRIX security problem, but it might help to know:

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SGI has released an advisory indicating that the W32/Sasser-A worm described in TruSecure Alert 7608 propagates over the same port (5554/tcp) used by the SGI Embedded Support Partner (ESP). The ESP web server is enabled by default on systems running SGI IRIX. As a result, virus detection applications that scan for infections based on port activity may report an infection on IRIX systems running ESP.

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This issue could cause virus detection software and port scanners to incorrectly determine that SGI IRIX systems running ESP are infected by W32/Sasser-A or its variants.

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SGI has released a security advisory at the following FTP link: 20040501-01-I[""]

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Unread postby Hakimoto » Wed May 05, 2004 2:12 pm

Thanks for the info, squeen, for me this is important. It's much appreciated.
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