[unisog] Unanticipated side effect of .ida worm

Anderson Johnston andy at umbc.edu
Fri Jul 20 00:30:49 GMT 2001


On Thu, 19 Jul 2001, DelVecchio, Anthony R. wrote:

> Now that things are under control, I thought I'd mention the side effect
> that kicked the whole thing off me today.
>
> I started receiving reports from our Helpdesk that our HP 4000TN's were
> being reset and required a power cycle in order use them again (HP
> apparently builds in a web server apparently didn't like this either).  This
> happily coincided with the time the worm started. As soon as I blocked all
> incoming port 80, we no longer had this problem.
>

They let you block port 80?!?!?!?!?!



>

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