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Port 1214 Details

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1214 tcp Kazaa Kazaa - peer-to-peer file sharing, some known vulnerabilities, and at least one worm (Benjamin) targeting it.

FastTrack, Apple iMesh also uses port 1214 (TCP/UDP).

iMesh is vulnerable to a buffer overflow. By connecting to the TCP port 1214 that iMesh listens on and sending a long string of data, a remote attacker can overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the vulnerable system.
References: [BID-1576], [CVE-2000-0706], [OSVDB-1513], [XFDB-4829]

File-sharing application Morpheus contains a security vulnerability that allows remote users to obtain the Morpheus username of other users by establishing a telnet connection to port 1214 of a machine running Morpheus.
1214 tcp Kazaa (official) Wikipedia
1214 tcp,udp kazaa KAZAA file sharing app SANS
1214 tcp,udp Morpheous Morpheous file sharing app SANS
1214 tcp,udp Grokster Grokster file sharing app SANS
1214 tcp,udp applications FastTrack Portforward
1214 tcp applications KaZaA Portforward
1214 tcp,udp fasttrack Kazaa File Sharing Nmap
1214 tcp,udp kazaa KAZAA IANA
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SANS Internet Storm Center: port 1214

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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