CSA throws portscan alert

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Dec 19th, 2005
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I'm getting an Alert in CSA, generated by Rule 18, stating that "A portscan was detected Reason: ICMP unreachable. ICMP: -> type destination_unreachable/03.

The target address (.118) is a voice gateway on a 6509. I dont see any reason for this to occur. Thoughts?

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tsteger1 Mon, 12/19/2005 - 11:41
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You didn't mention what version of CSA you are running and there are different options for each.

You may want to turn off the ICMP deny logging or add your voice gateway to the authorized port scanners. Portscan logging is a different matter and it depends on which version you have.

tsteger1 Thu, 12/22/2005 - 13:05
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OK, then make sure you are using the Internal IP Stack hardening module and add your voice gateway to the Authorized Port Scanners network address set. You also may want to exclude the gateway from the host addresses that are scanned by those rules.

That may do the trick.



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