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Port 2049 Details

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2049 tcp,udp,sctp NFS Network File System (NFS) - remote filesystem access [RFC 1813] [RFC5665]. A commonly scanned and exploited attack vector. Normally, port scanning is needed to find which port this service runs on, but since most installations run NFS on this port, hackers/crackers can bypass fingerprinting and try this port directly.

FreeBSD is vulnerable to a denial of service attack. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted NFS Mount request to TCP port 2049 to cause a kernel panic, resulting in a denial of service.
References: [CVE-2006-0900] [BID-16838]

Stack-based buffer overflow in nfsd.exe in XLink Omni-NFS Server 5.2 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted TCP packet to port 2049 (nfsd), as demonstrated by
References: [CVE-2006-5780] [BID-20941] [SECUNIA-22751]

Novell Netware is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking by the xnfs.nlm component when processing NFS requests. By sending a specially-crafted NFS RPC request to UDP port 2049, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the server to crash.
References: [XFDB-72199]
2049 udp Network File System (official) Wikipedia
2049 udp shilp (official) Wikipedia
2049 tcp,udp nfs networked file system Nmap
2049 tcp,udp nfs Network File System Neophasis
2049 tcp,udp shilp shilp Neophasis
2049 tcp,udp nfs Network File System - Sun Microsystems IANA
2049 sctp nfs Network File System [RFC5665] IANA
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SANS Internet Storm Center: port 2049

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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