Re: Apache vulnerability?

On 11/1/2011 5:42 PM, Alex wrote:

Thanks. If you bear with a couple "hopefully-not-too-naive" questions ...

I seems to me that you are saying the actions you wish to stop are from
"s<offending_ip>" using "-p tcp" ... why the need to specify the
destination of "-d<my_ip>" (since if this iptables rule is called, it
must have reached me regardless of my_ip) and "--dport 80" (would there
be any destination port that I would allow such action from this
offending_ip to occur on?).
Yes, that's correct. You don't need to include the destination if you
only have one IP address on that host.

I am seeing in the default F14 iptables:

-A INPUT -p tcp -m state --state NEW -m tcp --dport 22 -j ACCEPT

This looks to me like tcp on dport 22 is allowed and there I would think
that the minimal change would be to insert a rule before this which says
"anything from offending_ip via tcp should be rejected".

I'm still trying to get comfortable with iptables and, even though there
is alot of stuff out there, I'm still working to get the necessary
critical mass of understanding so it all falls into place. This thread
looked like a good chance to see if I'm closer to understanding.
Yes, that's a good approach too. If you are editing the existing
iptables config script from /etc/sysconfig/iptables, then that's
exactly what you would do. Something like this should work:

# Firewall configuration written by system-config-firewall
# Manual customization of this file is not recommended.
-A INPUT -p icmp -j ACCEPT
-A INPUT -i lo -j ACCEPT
-A INPUT -m state --state NEW -m tcp -p tcp --dport 80 -j DROP -s
-A INPUT -m state --state NEW -m tcp -p tcp --dport 25 -j ACCEPT
-A INPUT -m state --state NEW -m tcp -p tcp --dport 80 -j ACCEPT
-A INPUT -m state --state NEW -m tcp -p tcp --dport 443 -j ACCEPT
-A INPUT -m state --state NEW -m tcp -p tcp --dport 22 -j ACCEPT

the "<offending_ip/range>" might be something like to block
the entire 256 addresses on that network.



Thanks ... it does help to get a confirm that my understanding your
example is at least in the general right direction.

Just to check to make sure I got the last bit of info right ...

In your particular example of what appears to be China Telecom, are you
assuming that they are using the ip and that translates to

I have a LAN which assumes router connecting to outside world is and my network is 192.168.2.* (wireless only engaged when
necessary for both and one Linksys at To me,
this means that I "only have one IP address on that host" per your
email. If I am correct, I don't need to worry about a generalized rule on each machine to prevent something I don't know about.

The addition of 25, 80, and 443 ports are your suggestions for what to
allow as opposed to manditories (everything is working nicely on my
system with the default and the only other port access I need to do is

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