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Answer information access_log scanning security

Discussion in 'Security' started by davidhan, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. davidhan

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    Hi. everybody.
    Yesterday looking at access_log file at /etc/httpd/logs I found a ip address (that I blocked after this) trying a lot of server folders for example

    cgi-bin/
    cgi-sys/
    nessus/
    system/

    etc, etc. Its a server scanning, Is there a way to prevent this kind of things with a firewall rule or software? Most of the commands were blocked by mod_Security and others directly gave 404 error cause they dont exist.
    Also at access log sometimes appears /~user/ folders, like they are accessing using servername and user to see things. Do you recommend to disable ~ access ? Cause sometimes users use this when domains are not correctly propagated.

    All of this seems that is done using port 80 scanning. But I would like to know a method to block lammers from scanning servers and prevent bandwidth consumption.

    Thanks!
     
  2. cPanelMichael

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    Hello :)

    You can't really prevent anyone from trying to find exploits on your system, but you can implement tools such as Mod_Security and CSF to help block the attempts. You may also find the "Security Advisor" helpful for determining which settings to enable/disable:

    "WHM Home » Security Center » Security Advisor"

    Thank you.
     
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