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RE: [Full-disclosure] Corporate Virus Threats
From: Castigliola, Angelo (ACastigliolaunumprovident.com)
Date: Fri Jun 30 2006 - 08:42:34 CDT
>When the malicious code writers build their viruses and Trojans why not
>code the threats to detect the use of proxy servers and if used, connect
Typically you can get to the internet through the default gateway directly from the computer without needing to configure proxy settings. A better question would be why do viruses run in user-mode versus kernel mode (see http://www.phrack.org/show.php?p=62&a=6 "Kernel-mode backdoors for Windows NT")? My guess is that 15-18 year old kids that write viruses mostly use recycled code and are often poorly written.
>Working in Corporate America, most firewall configurations block outbound
>TCP 80, as the proxies listen on other non-standard TCP ports.
I do not agree with this. Most corporations allow outbound TCP 80.
I think this thread is more appropriate for focus-virus and not Full-disclosure.
Angelo Castigliola III
Enterprise Security Architecture
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Subject: [Full-disclosure] Corporate Virus Threats
When the malicious code writers build their viruses and Trojans why not code the threats to detect the use of proxy servers and if used, connect through them. Working in Corporate America, most firewall configurations block outbound TCP 80, as the proxies listen on other non-standard TCP ports. A virus should first check to determine if a proxy is used and if so use that proxy to download the malicious code, backdoor, etc.
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