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From: rgula at tenablesecurity.com (Ron Gula)
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2009 05:53:37 -0400

On 6/9/2009 3:45 PM, Chris wrote:

Hi all,

I have been asked by management to conduct an audit of a Firewall,  no
actual specification has been created.

So what I'm asking is, I have to create a terms of reference and
specify what I'm going to audit.

I have started looking at the OSSTMM Firewall test, and would like to
know how to conduct the test.

Tools(nmap,hping,nessus) and what types of things I should be looking
for in the scans.

 

*/Help me, /Pauldotcom//; /you/'/re my only hope/*/ (Sorry big
StarWars fan)///


Tools aside, I'd start with the config of the firewall and attempt to
understand how it is
set up. If there is no real policy for which to compare this against,
I'd audit what can get
through in both directions and then describe this to your management.
I'd also do a vuln
audit of the firewall, but this should be a detail and not where you start.

Ron Gula
Tenable Network Security
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