[Snort-sigs] SID 559 contrib
gegomez at ...1889...
Mon Sep 22 06:58:45 EDT 2003
alert tcp $EXTERNAL_NET any -> $HOME_NET any (msg:"P2P Inbound GNUTella
client request"; flags:A+; content:"GNUTELLA CONNECT"; depth:40;
classtype:misc-activity; sid:559; rev:4;)
A network-external client has connected to an internal GNUTella server
and issued a connect attempt to begin communications.
Possible policy violation; possible excess network load.
GNUTella is a P2P (Peer-to-Peer) protocol for exchanging arbitrary
files. Depending on your site's policies, using it may be a policy
If not propely configured, GNUTella clients may accidentally share out
confidential files. GNUTella worms (which use deceptive names to
encourage download) and viruses may also be accidentally downloaded by a
This rule being triggered means that a GNUTella server has been detected
on your network.
Any system with a GNUTella client installed (available for most
Ease of Attack:
This rule detects the term "GNUTELLA CONNECT" on all ports. As a
result, any email, web page, or other network content that discusses the
protocol and its messages will trigger this alert.
Depends on acceptable use policies.
Gene R Gomez (gene!AT!gomezbrothers!DOT!com)
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