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Re: UPnP attack



On Sat, 19 Jan 2008 06:43:59 +0900
John Summerfield <debian herakles homelinux org> wrote:

> Les wrote:
> > Hi, guys, 
> > 	I just got this from a Tech Republic newsletter:
> > http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/tech-news/?p=1902
> > 
> > 	Basically it notes a form of attack using port forwarding by use of
> > Flash and Javacode.  However, probably other scripting languages could
> > be used.  It is not OS or browser dependent, but rather depends on the
> > standard protocols of UPnP and and the Flash plug-in programing
> 
> standard _windows_ protocol. I've not heard of Linux doing it.

UPnP is a dreadful protocol but its perfectly possible to do it on Linux.
UPnP is an abomination for managing/controlling routers and other devices
so its quite possible your router talks it


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