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Term_X
22-08-2004, 02:07 PM
Lately tho not frequent, NIS shows that there an intrustion that was blocked and the details are intrusion "altavista traversal" and intruder is myself or specifically it lists the intruder as my own computer name.

whats all this about?

Term X

Murray P
22-08-2004, 02:34 PM
Look at this (http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/896/solution/) plus the other tabs for info. This seems to be a very old vulnerability in the Altavista search engine so why you would be getting alerts for it at this time is puzzling, it could be something scanning for the vulnerability and being blocked (and that something shouldn't find it anyway) but being both interent and inatrnet suggests you do have the vulnerability, as I read it.

Search your PC for Altavista and see what versions come up.

Cheers Murray P

tweak\'e
22-08-2004, 02:35 PM
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/896/solution/

Spacemannz
22-08-2004, 02:38 PM
It has something to do with the altavista search engine. If u use it.

It has a vulnerability in it.


http://www.securiteam.com/securitynews/3Z5QASAQBM.html

Term_X
22-08-2004, 02:40 PM
cheers guys .. um i dont even use altavista, i always use google, spyware maybe? iill try the link posted, thanks for the help. :-)

Term X