Rule Category

PROTOCOL-RPC -- Snort has detected traffic that may indicate the presence of the rpc protocol or vulnerabilities in the rpc protocol on the network.

Alert Message

PROTOCOL-RPC mountd UDP dump request

Rule Explanation

The RPC service mountd enables clients to connect to networked file dismounted via UDP. Impact: Denial of network resources to users on the local area network. Details: This may be an attempt to deny access to network resources from an unauthorized source. It may also be indicative of an attacker probing for RPC services on a host in an attempt to discover a possible entry point to network resources via a vulnerable daemon. Ease of Attack: Simple

What To Look For

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives


Cisco Talos Brian Caswell Nigel Houghton

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