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Re: Maybe bug, with -sP und ASA sending RST for denied networks
From: Pluto <pluto () stderr de>
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2007 14:50:59 +0200

On Wed, Oct 24, 2007 at 02:59:36PM -0400, Dario Ciccarone (dciccaro) wrote:
Hm. If "ASA" refers to the Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance, there is a
possible explanation - whoever configured the device enabled the
"service resetinbound" option:


The ICMP probe might then be dropped, and the probe to 80/tcp replied
with an RST. Hard then to determine what is going on just by looking at
a packet capture and with no additional info. My money would be on
"resetinbound" plus ACL dropping ICMP echo request. But it could also be
that the ruleset drops indeed ICMP echo request, but has an entry that
says "permit tcp any host X" - and host X isn't actually listening on

  Actually it would be possible to detect such a behaviour, as in my
experience this devices are before a firewall, so nmap usually sees very
much RSTs, like ping is dead *and* all scanned ports are "closed", which is 
odd and could be noticed. Other thing is, when the TTL of the RST is lower 
than the TTL of a SYN-ACK this could be noticed by nmap as well. With hping 
you get to see this details, so can differentiate manually.


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