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Lot of IDS Alerts allowed. What am i doing?

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Lot of IDS Alerts allowed. What am i doing?

Having from today lot of IDS allerts which allowed over my meraki

 

Till yesterday , meraki blocked sereral times a malware the following malware came from an external ip

 

From today i have the following problems and the action on mx events page says "allowed"

 

First of all on lot of events my server appeared as a source and and an ip on Germany appeared as a destination 

All the details for the above events says about a cryptocurrency miner ...for example

Cryptocurrency Miner outbound connection attempt

 

The last hour i have 3 events which allowed (my server is as destination and and ip from France...with different ports in each event (32577,31927,30963) appears as a source

The event details are the following

MSSQL CLR permission set to unsafe attempt

 

On firewall page i cannot add inbound rules. It says 

Inbound traffic will be restricted to the services and forwarding rules configured below.
 

 

By default on the outbound rules there is a rule which i cannot delete it 

This rule says policy allow, protocol, source,destination any and this time count hits...hits.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: Lot of IDS Alerts allowed. What am i doing?

So what exactly is the question here?

 

On the other hand, to really answer your question(s), one would have to know more about your infrastructure, e.g. what is that server mentioned running (OS and services). I would assume that you‘re seeing an IDS alert for something that wouldn‘t have hit because of different OS or service.

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Re: Lot of IDS Alerts allowed. What am i doing?

Hello

 

The server running windows 2016 standard edition

The only service running on the above server is an Sql Server for our ERP program. 

 

I can see that this default outbound rule is running by default on meraki (but i want to know what are these hits)

 

Our Sql uses a specific port and only one external ip has access on this port (For importing new orders from our b2b webpage)

 

I can see also that meraki recognizes lot of malwares and viruses every day (especially from mails) but we have also a good endpoint protection which blocks every day all of them

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Re: Lot of IDS Alerts allowed. What am i doing?

Ids  just detects. Ips prevents.

Incoming (from the outside originated traffic) is blocked  by default. If you want to deny some outgoing traffic you can add deny rules before the any any rule

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Hello

Thanks for the info

We have the MX64 for the last two years. We have never this type of "problem". Also nothing changed in our network the last 2 months except a synology nas we purchased before 20 days. We use it only for operating systems backup in cooperation with veeam. No map drives, no file server

 

Yesterday i changed ids mode from detection to prevention

From last night we have over 1000 alerts from some ip's from Germany which tried to use our server "maybe" as a cryptocurrencie and mining tool. Our server appeared as a source and the Germany ip's as a destination. All the actions were blocked. 

We didn't open any ports the last months , we didn't execute something strange...

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Re: Lot of IDS Alerts allowed. What am i doing?

@ManolisFr although you can't delete the default rule, you can add a drop all at the bottom as shown below and then add allow rules for the traffic that you want to leave the network.  This is more how a traditional firewall works:

 

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I added 3 outbound rules for this case. There are 3 ip's from Germany.

But they continue the attacks ...

Meraki blocks each attack 

I scanned earlier the server. I didn't found anything malicious.

I also reported these 3 ip's but i think that i have to wait... some days

 

I have about 700 Occurrences the last 2 hours

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Have you applied the DNS updates to your server?  There is an actual crypto mining outbreak happening at the moment (I've seen it at an actual customer, it was hard to remove).

 

https://www.theverge.com/2020/7/14/21324353/microsoft-windows-dns-server-security-vulnerability-patc... 

 

 

The sure sign you are infected is that the CPU will sit near 100% most of the time.

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Re: Lot of IDS Alerts allowed. What am i doing?

Good call @PhilipDAth , we patched ours within hours of the patch being released as it looked pretty nasty!

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Thanx for the info guys

I cannot find the KB patch from microsoft. Do you have any direct link?

 

But ..Our server is not a DNS server for our network. We run only SQL , also we haven't active directory

Maybe this patch isn't necessary for us?

 

All the "attacks" blocked by meraki and our cpu usage is about 10-20% all the time

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