[windows2000] Re: Conundrum: ICF and MSBlast

  • From: "Sorin Srbu" <Sorin.Srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2003 16:07:51 +0200

On Wed, 13 Aug 2003 09:06:34 -0400, Greg Reese wrote:

>you have got MCSE, MCP+I etc after you name and you trusted the built in 
>Microsoft firewall??
>Could another locally infected computer have gotten you?

I've heard a lot about the built-in firewall not being any good for
anything. Why is it then available?? How did Microsoft figure this
one out?

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Joe Mulhall [mailto:Joe.Mulhall@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
>Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2003 6:35 AM
>To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [windows2000] Conundrum: ICF and MSBlast
>Hi there,
>I was infected by MSBlast the other day and hit again while repairing
>it yet I was running Internet Connection Firewall (default config
>including logging and no services enabled)
>As Microsoft points out in MS03-026, "If you are using the Internet
>Connection Firewall in Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 to protect your
>Internet connection, it will by default block inbound RPC traffic from
>the Internet."
>Okay I should have patched anyway but the firewall should have
>protected me. I checked the settings while I was patching and was hit
>Logs show nothing at all.
>How was I infected?
>Joe Mulhall
>Network Engineer



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