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Port 8000 Details

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8000 tcp trojans Commonly used for internet radio streams such as those using SHOUTcast. Sometimes also used as an alternative HTTP port.

Applications that use this port: Winamp Audio Streaming, X-Lite, Icecast, DynamoDB Local

Seafile Windows Server uses the following TCP ports: 8000 (seahub web interface), 8082 (seafile server), 10001 (ccnet), 12001 (seaf-server).

Malware using this port:
W32.Gaobot.CEZ (01.25.2005) - Worm with backdoor capabilities. Spreads trough exploiting various vulnerabilities (ports 80, 135, 445). Blocks access to security-related websites and terminates some processes. Connects to an IRC server and listens on port 8000.

W32.Spybot.OGX (05.02.2005) - network-aware worm with distributed denial of service and backdoor capabilities. Opens a backdoor by connecting to an IRC server on port 8000/tcp.

W32.Mytob.JW@mm (10.04.2005) - a mass-mailing worm with backdoor capabilities that lowers security settings on the compromised computer. Opens a backdoor and listens for remote commands on port 8000/tcp. Also uses port 10027/tcp to download a copy of the worm.

JSMP3OGGWt.dll in JetCast Server allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (daemon crash) via a long .mp3 URI to TCP port 8000.
References: [CVE-2007-4911] [BID-25660]

Gordano NTMail 6.0.3c allows a remote attacker to create a denial of service via a long (>= 255 characters) URL request to port 8000 or port 9000.
References: [CVE-2001-0585] [BID-2494]

Stack-based buffer overflow in collectoragent.exe in Fortinet Single Sign On (FSSO) before build 164 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a large PROCESS_HELLO message to the Message Dispatcher on TCP port 8000.
References: [CVE-2015-2281]

Splunk (big data analysis software) uses the following ports by default:
514 - network input port
8000 - web port (clients accessing the Splunk search page)
8080 - index replication port
8089 - management port (splunkd, aslo used by deployment server)
9997 - indexing port (web interface)
9998 - SSL port

Port is also IANA registered for iRDMI.
8000 udp games Aliens vs Predator uses ports 8000-8999 SG
8000 tcp,udp iRDMI (Intel Remote Desktop Management Interface) - sometimes erroneously used instead of port 8080 (official) Wikipedia
8000 tcp Commonly used for internet radio streams such as those using SHOUTcast (unofficial) Wikipedia
8000 tcp,udp irdmi iRDMI IANA
8000 tcp irdmi iRDMI SANS
8000-8001 tcp applications Icecast Portforward
7171,8000 tcp,udp applications Otserv Portforward
1034-1035,2644,8000 tcp applications PhoneFree Portforward
80,8000 tcp applications Ports used by:

QSee QSC26404
QSee QSC26416
QSee QSD42208
QSee QSD42908
8000-8001 tcp,udp applications ShoutCast Portforward
8000-8001,8888 tcp,udp applications Well of Souls with MIX Portforward
8000-8001 tcp applications Winamp Audio Streaming Portforward
5060,8000-8005 tcp applications X-Lite Portforward
8000 tcp http-alt A common alternative http port Nmap
8000 tcp threat W32.Gaobot Bekkoame
8000 tcp threat W32.Mytob Bekkoame
8000 tcp threat W32.Spybot Bekkoame
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External Resources
SANS Internet Storm Center: port 8000

Well Known Ports: 0 through 1023.
Registered Ports: 1024 through 49151.
Dynamic/Private : 49152 through 65535.

TCP ports use the Transmission Control Protocol. TCP is the most commonly used protocol on the Internet and any TCP/IP network. Whereas the IP protocol deals only with packets, TCP enables two hosts to establish a connection and exchange streams of data. TCP guarantees delivery of data and that packets will be delivered in the same order in which they were sent. Guaranteed communication/delivery is the key difference between TCP and UDP.

UDP ports use the Datagram Protocol, a communications protocol for the Internet network, transport, and session layers. Like TCP (Transmission Control Protocol), UDP is used with IP (the Internet Protocol) and makes possible the transmission of datagrams from one computer to applications on another computer, but unlike TCP, UDP is connectionless and does not guarantee reliable communication; it's up to the application that received the message to process any errors and verify correct delivery. UDP is often used with time-sensitive applications, such as audio/video streaming, where dropping some packets is preferable to waiting for delayed data.

When troubleshooting unknown open ports, it is useful to find exactly what services/processes are listening to them. This can be accomplished in both Windows command prompt and Linux variants using the "netstat -aon" command. We also recommend runnig multiple anti-virus/anti-malware scans to rule out the possibility of active malicious software. For more detailed and personalized help please use our forums.

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  User Reviews/Comments:
by jbsg - 2014-05-28 08:17
Port 8000 is also the default port for several software installations, including Nicecast/Icecast, Dell OpenManage (remote management for Dell Servers), MediaBank, JRun Management Console, Splunk, Django Dev Server, Nortel Firewall User Authentication, Barracuda Web Administration, PFSense, and VmWare VMotion
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