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Port 10008 Details

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10008 tcp worm In early 2001, many exploit scripts for DNS TSIG name overflow would place a root shell on this port.
Cheese Worm (2001) - spreads and scans other machines through port 10008/tcp.
LionWorm uses this port.
See also CERT: IN-2001-05

IANA registered for: Octopus Multiplexer
10008 tcp,udp Octopus Multiplexer, primary port for the CROMP protocol, which provides a platform-independent means for communication of objects across a network (official) Wikipedia
10008 tcp trojan li0n Trojans
10008 tcp Cheeseworm [trojan] Cheese worm SANS
10008 tcp Lion [trojan] Lion SANS
10008 tcp LionWorm [trojan] Lion Worm (exploits Solaris saadmind) SANS
10008 tcp,udp worm cheese worm In early year 2001, many exploit scripts for DNS TSIG name overflow would place a root shell on this port. In mid-2001, a worm was created that enters the system via this port (left behind by some other attacker), then starts scanning other machines from this port. Bekkoame
10008 tcp,udp octopus Octopus Multiplexer, registered 2002-10 IANA
10000-10010 tcp applications BitTornado Portforward
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SANS Internet Storm Center: port 10008

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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