Port 497 Details
known port assignments and vulnerabilities
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||retroclient.exe in EMC Dantz Retrospect Backup Client 7.5.116 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (daemon crash) via malformed packets to TCP port 497, which trigger a NULL pointer dereference and memory corruption.
References: [CVE-2008-3287] [CVE-2008-3290] [BID-30306] [BID-30313] [SECUNIA-31186]
Buffer overflow in EMC Retrospect Client 5.1 through 7.5 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted packet to port 497.
References: [CVE-2006-2391] [BID-17948] [SECUNIA-20080]
EMC Dantz Retrospect 7 backup client 7.0.107, and other versions before 7.0.109, and 6.5 before 6.5.138 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (client termination and loss of backup service) via a malformed packet to TCP port 497, which triggers an assert error.
References: [CVE-2006-0995] [BID-16933] [SECUNIA-19097]
Port is IANA registered for: Dantz Retrospect backup and restore service [Retrospect Inc]
||Dantz Retrospect (official)
||Retrospect backup and restore service, modified: 2012-02-02
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Well Known Ports: 0 through 1023.
Registered Ports: 1024 through 49151.
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