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RE: Windows Media Player Share access attempt by unknown PC on LAN
From: "Brad Bemis" <brad.bemis () secureitexpert com>
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2010 16:11:55 -0700

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I'd consider reimaging the machine and turning on full logging to see if
anything tries to touch it again in the future.  You may also want to
consider implementing a snort IPS on the relevant segment to see if there is
any suspicious traffic on the network.  

Thank you for your time and attention,

Brad Bemis, CISSP, CISA
Information Security Professional
SecureITExpert | Seattle WA
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- -----Original Message-----
From: listbounce () securityfocus com [mailto:listbounce () securityfocus com] On
Behalf Of Ingeniero Arellano
Sent: Sunday, October 03, 2010 3:13 PM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Windows Media Player Share access attempt by unknown PC on LAN

Hello,

We have a simple LAN providing internet access to under 6 PCs from a DSL
connection.  Originally the ADSL modem plugged in to our Wifi Router, which
serves DHCP and is also the LAN switch.  Now this has been replaced by a
Linux iptables Firewall as the uplink to ISP's DSL.
 The Wifi is still router/dhcp since routing can't be disabled on this
device to make it only an access point, this is pending since we want DHCP
and NAT to be exclusive on the Linux GW/FW.

Issue came up when we received a popup message from Windows Media Player on
one of the Vista PC's, asking for permission to share music/media from the
library with another PC.  Problem:  the named PC does not exist on our LAN.
(also we don't share Windows Media player even locally, this service is not
being used consciously).

Our hypothesis are the following:

1. some kind of false positive or obscure Windows handling of its probably
insecure LAN media sharing services.  maybe this unknown PC was connected to
our LAN at some point - which is possible because consultants come in once
in a while with their laptops.

2.  Our WPA2 protected Wifi Router (also with MAC control recently
introduced before the "issue") is compromised.

3.  ISP is not segmenting our DSL connection correctly and we receive
traffic from other DSL clients in the building.  Somehow this still makes it
past the iptables Firewall (at the moment nothing is allowed in, no services
are published to Web/mail/nothing).  Additionaly, our ISP gives us a static
but PRIVATE IP address so we are really not near the Internet edge.

4. some worse security breach?

I would appreciate any advice on how to tackle this issue, and also some
expert opinions on whether its a problem at all, or not, is it relatively
common?  A couple of weeks back, before we installed the iptables Firewall,
Avast Antivirus detected a rootkit/trojan on this same Vista machine, but
eliminated it, supposedly.  Is it possible this machine has a backdoor which
is giving access to remote machines?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Eric

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