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Xerox WorkCentre and WorkCentre Pro do not block the postgres port (5432/tcp), which has unknown impact and remote attack vectors, probably related to unauthorized connections to a PostgreSQL daemon.
References: [CVE-2006-6469]

Backdoor.Win32.GateHell.21 / Authentication Bypass - the malware runs an FTP server on TCP ports 5301,5432,5300,5299,5298,5297,5296 and 5295. Third-party attackers who can reach infected systems can logon using any username/password combination. Intruders may then upload executables using ftp PASV, STOR commands, this
can result in remote code execution.
References: [MVID-2022-0559]

Backdoor.Win32.GateHell.21 / Port Bounce Scan - тhe malware runs an FTP server on TCP ports 5301,5432,5300,5299,5298,5297,5296 and 5295. Third-party adversaries who successfully logon can abuse the backdoor FTP server as a man-in-the-middle machine allowing PORT Command bounce scan attacks using Nmap. This vulnerability allows remote attackers to abuse your system and discreetly conduct network port scanning. Victims will then think these scans are originating from the infected system running the afflicted malware FTP Server and not you.
References: [MVID-2022-0560]

PostgreSQL Database (IANA official)
5432 tcp,udp PostgreSQL database system (official) Wikipedia
5432 tcp postgres postgres database server SANS
5432 tcp postgresql PostgreSQL database server Nmap
5432 tcp,udp postgresql PostgreSQL Database IANA
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SANS Internet Storm Center: port 5432

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. For more detailed and personalized help please use our forums.

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