Neohapsis is currently accepting applications for employment. For more information, please visit our website www.neohapsis.com or email email@example.com
[VulnDiscuss] Re: [VulnWatch] The Java applet sandbox and stateful firewalls
From: Florian Weimer (fwdeneb.enyo.de)
Date: Mon Aug 01 2005 - 07:15:16 CDT
* Dinis Cruz:
> Is the Java Sandbox able to create outgoing connections on ports like 445?
> Also, even if it is possible, if a service like MS-SQL is already binded
> to 1433, then wouldn't an error be thrown saying something like 'Port
> already in use'.
This doesn't matter because in the PORT command sent to the FTP-like
server, the applet can reference a port which is not controlled by the
applet. No checks take place, and it's perfectly possible to specify
an already bound port. The firewall has no way to know that the port
actually belongs to some other process on the host (not the applet/FTP
client), and the sendbox does not examine the contents of TCP data
transfers at all.
Some NAT devices restrict access to 445/TCP, 139/TCP and a few more
ports, but by its nature, this list is incomplete and does not cover
all problematic TCP ports.