[unisog] Correction: XP SP2 ports open to local subnet

Gary Flynn flynngn at jmu.edu
Thu Jun 10 01:57:14 GMT 2004


Phil Rodrigues wrote:

> Correction:
>
> Brian Eckman of the University of Minnesota brought to my attention 
> the fact that the XP SP2 exception only applies to the LOCAL SUBNET.  
> If a computer is on the same subnet as the XP computer, it will see 
> ports 137-139,445 open if file and print sharing is enabled even if XP 
> SP2 is installed. 

Is file and print sharing enabled by default? If so, we'll still have 
the situtation that
one infected laptop can infect an entire subnet of vulnerable computers.






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