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SMB ADMIN Hidden Share Access Attempt

 
Signature ID: 3320/0
Original Release:S43
Release:S612 (download)
Original Release Date:2003 April 06
Latest Release Date:2011 December 13
Default Enabled:False
Default Retired:True
Alarm Severity:Low
Fidelity:85 

Description

An attempt has been made to connect to the hidden windows administration share ADMIN$. This share point does not appear in normal browsing and may access attempts may be an attempt to break into the system.Note: This signature is only available in Cisco IDS versions 4.0 and greater.

Recommended Filter

It is suggested that desktop management workstations known to access this hidden share should be excluded as sources of this alarm.

Benign Triggers

It is expected that some remote desktop management systems would have legitimate reason to access this share point. Specific examples are not available at this time.

IntelliShield Alerts

IntelliShield ID Headline VersionCVSS ScoreLast Published
42Microsoft Windows Administrative Shares Activity12000 May 01 16:00 GMT

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