HTTP worm? Aug 27 2007 11:51AM
Steve Huston (huston astro princeton edu) (3 replies)
RE: HTTP worm? Aug 28 2007 01:25AM
Geoff Martin (g martin grey com au)
Re: HTTP worm? Aug 28 2007 12:13AM
Joshua J. Talbot (jtalbot securityfocus com)

Hi Steve,

The DeepSight Threat Management System saw a large spike in similar
activty last weekend. We have seen a large number of hosts
sending SYN|ACK packets with a source port of 80. These packets are
hitting our sensors on ports 1000 - 2000, roughly. This actvity is
consistent with backscatter from a DDoS attack using spoofed source
IP addresses.


On Mon, 27 Aug 2007, Steve Huston wrote:

> I don't have any details or traffic to show for it, but since Friday
> I've seen an awful lot of complaints from my firewall about "port scans"
> coming from remote hosts port 80 to 1-2 ports on machines in my
> department. The first ones I noticed were coming from a web server on
> campus but outside my control, and since then I've seen them from many
> other sites (most if not all of which have no PTR records).
> Is there some kind of worm that I haven't paid attention to that might
> be causing this, or would my time be better spent looking for a network
> issue instead? When I discovered it on Friday, I thought it could be
> due to delayed responses which took longer than the firewall's session
> timeout to return, but then finding these packets coming from hosts with
> no PTR makes me wonder if it's something more nefarious.
> --
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RE: HTTP worm? Aug 27 2007 11:13PM
Dario Ciccarone (dciccaro) (dciccaro cisco com)


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