[Snort-sigs] Request assistance regarding VRT sig 1:27962 (MALWARE-CNC Win.Trojan.Storm botnet connection reset)

wkitty42 at ...3507... wkitty42 at ...3507...
Sat Oct 5 10:23:04 EDT 2013

On Friday, October 4, 2013 10:27 PM, nicenate at ...3844... wrote: 
> So far, I think the most  likely cause seems to be that some machines -for some 
> unknown reason- are trying to make connections to IPs running a cable-modem 
> router-nat-box which when replies with this response in the Rset ACK packet.  Of 
> course there are two obvious questions, one bing why is one of our machines 
> trying to make the TCP connection at all; and secondly, what device is set to 
> send tcp reset-acks with this phrase as the reset cause. 

on why machines may be attempting these connections, did you happen to see and read this item linked to 3rd or 4th in the google search for the given search terms?


the short of it is that they found old registry entries for mapped printers and the OS was attempting to connect to them as directed... i can see this happening with any mapped objects... not just printers but also drives and anything else that can be mapped over the network...

the results of seeing this response allows one to be alerted to why there may be random traffic on their network and for them to determine what that traffic is and stop it...

as for devices that respond in this manner, i don't know of any list but i'm just a little fish ;)

VRT will have to answer for themselves, if they deign to do so, as to why they recently included this rule...

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