Port 2525 Details
known port assignments and vulnerabilities
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||Port used by Backdoor.Rockse [Symantec-2003-050614-4623-99] (2005.05.06) - remote access trojan. Affects all current Windows versions, opens a server on port 2020 or 2525.
Backdoor.Berbew.R [Symantec-2005-051915-2101-99] (2005.05.19) - remote access trojan that steals passwords and opens backdoors on ports 2525/tcp and 4495/tcp.
Port is sometimes unofficially used as an alternate to port 25 SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol). This is useful as a dedicated port for VPN clients or for those who cannot directly send mail to a mail server outside of their ISP's network because of an ISP blocking port 25.
Related ports: 25 26 125 4495
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SANS Internet Storm Center: port 2525
Port numbers in computer networking represent communication endpoints. Ports are unsigned 16-bit integers (0-65535) that identify
a specific process, or network service. IANA is responsible for internet protocol resources, including the registration of commonly
used port numbers for well-known internet services.
Well Known Ports: 0 through 1023.
Registered Ports: 1024 through 49151.
Dynamic/Private : 49152 through 65535.
TCP ports use the Transmission Control Protocol, the most commonly used protocol
on the Internet and any TCP/IP network. 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. Like TCP, UDP is used in combination with IP (the Internet Protocol)
and facilitates 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 and realtime gaming, 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.
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