[Snort-users] Nice formmail.pl probes

Todd todd at ...5165...
Thu Feb 28 14:05:06 EST 2002


Duh..no caffeine. Please disregard...

Thanks.

On Thu, 28 Feb 2002, Todd wrote:

> 
> Actually, it may be that your formail.pl script is being used as a spam 
> relay and the bounced messages that you are seeing are from AOL
> relating to invalid receipients...
> 
> - Todd
> 
> On Thu, 28 Feb 2002, Chris Green wrote:
> 
> > Jim Forster <jforster at ...176...> writes:
> > 
> > > Anyone else seeing a formmail.pl search script running around your
> > > websites? 
> > 
> > It's right behind cmd.exe on things people try to access.  There are
> > tons of spam programs that will take advantage of it. 
> > 
> > > I was hit with it from users of pacbell.net, kscable.com,
> > > BFLO.splitrock.net, shreveport.la.da.uu.net, and tc.ph.cox.net last
> > > night, over 3 different class C's.  The subject was either "w00t
> > > x.com" or "www.x.com" (x being the domain it hit) going out to their
> > > addresses.  (nice their script left me contact info anyway) ;) I'm
> > > guesing worm, as 90% of the 'send to' addresses were the same AOL
> > > user - the other 10% were other AOL usernames.  
> > 
> > Not a worm, its people excited they can MAKE FUNNY FAST.  ( I would
> > have said money but I'm sick of getting bounces back to the
> > list/myself on stupid mail filters )
> > 
> > Aol accounts are just disposable
> > -- 
> > Chris Green <cmg at ...671...>
> > I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it.
> >      -- Groucho Marx
> > 
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