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Access WHM page through differnet port?

Discussion in 'Security' started by InteractM, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. InteractM

    InteractM Well-Known Member

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    Is there another way to access WHM page than https://www.domain.com:2087? I have locked ports 2080-3000 and allows only access from particular IPs but it looks like today I have got Large Number of Failed Login Attempts message so it means someone used another port to access WHM page.

    Any clue?

    Thanks
     
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    quietFinn Well-Known Member

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    Could you show some of those messages?
     
  3. InteractM

    InteractM Well-Known Member

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    Here:

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    3 failed login attempts to account blabla (system) -- Large number of attempts from this IP: 184.22.210.250
    
    Reverse DNS: 184-22-210-250.static.hostnoc.net
    
    Origin Country: United States (US)
    
    Please use the following links to add to the black list:
    
    Single Ip: https://www.mydomain.com:2087/cgi/bl.cgi?ip=184.22.210.250
           /24: https://www.mydomain.com:2087/cgi/bl.cgi?ip=184.22.210.0/24
           /16: https://www.mydomain.com:2087/cgi/bl.cgi?ip=184.22.0.0/16
    
    
    
    Please use the following links to add to the white list:
    
    Single Ip: https://www.mydomain.com:2087/cgi/wl.cgi?ip=184.22.210.250
           /24: https://www.mydomain.com:2087/cgi/wl.cgi?ip=184.22.210.0/24
           /16: https://www.mydomain.com:2087/cgi/wl.cgi?ip=184.22.0.0/16
    
    Above IP is not allowed on the firewall and somehow was able get to the WHM login page. I have tested access from ports range 2080-3000 and I wasn't be able to reach WHM login page only when accessing from proper IP.
     
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    arunsv84 Well-Known Member

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    InteractM Well-Known Member

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    But the question is how that person got to the WHM login page when port 2087 is locked?
     
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    quietFinn Well-Known Member

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    What do you mean by "locked"?
    Is the port closed in your firewall?
     
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    InteractM Well-Known Member

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    Yes - a hardware firewall before the server.

    PS.
    It looks like cpHulk throws message on any failure even FTP not only WHM access. Can someone confirm that?
     
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    Well, it says "3 failed login attempts to account blabla (system)" Normally "system" means SSH. Check /var/log/secure to be sure.

    i.e.

    grep blabla /var/log/secure
    or
    grep 184.22.210.250 /var/log/secure

    If that turns up nothing, grep for the IP in the other logs in /var/log/ , and you should find what they were trying to connect to. cPanel access logs (i.e. cPanel/WHM, not ftp, ssh, mail, etc.) are in /usr/local/cpanel/logs/
     
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