[ale] RPC worms: coming to Linux?
bob at verysecurelinux.com
Mon Feb 2 20:13:51 EST 2004
On Mon, Feb 02, 2004 at 06:34:55PM -0500, Jim Philips wrote:
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> Gerhard Eschelbeck of security firm Qualys is predicting some new "super
> worms" that will exploit RPC and be independent of OS. How real is the
> threat? And what can Linux users do to protect themselves?
One such worm was produced a few years ago.
Realistically, since Linux is far more secure than Windows and the average
Linux systems has fewer open ports than Windoze (and a hardened Linux
system has is pretty immune to attack) this is far less of a risk to Linux
than Windows. Qualys is peddling FUD.
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