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As the other person said, open ports themselves are not inherently dangerous, but services running on them may be exploitable. A good practice is to only to open ports that are required for your services to run correctly.
An open port is not a security vulnerability in itself. It allows an attacker to connect and exploit any vulnerabilities in the process that's running. The answer to your question depends on how sure you are in security of your service. Did you ask someone to look at the code? Does it run with limited privileges (not root?). What's the worst that can ...
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