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Re: NAT is present?
From: Volker Tanger <vtlists () wyae de>
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2005 23:59:03 +0200


On Mon, 12 Sep 2005 08:21:58 +0200
"xxradar" <xxradar () radarhack com> wrote:

.1 seems to be a checkpoint firewall (264 is a checkpoint port)
I'm pretty sure that NAT rules in checkpoint can be configured to
behave like this on purpose (or by mistake)

-----Original Message-----
From: pinoch0 () gmail com [mailto:pinoch0 () gmail com] 


264/tcp open  bgmp
500/tcp open  isakmp
All the host of the subnet seems to have http and https open but when

Sounds a lot like a CKP FW1 with the HTTP "security server" enabled,
which generally is allowing HTTP/HTTPS from the network you scanned
from. This "ports-open-to-all-servers-but-does-not-work" behaviour is
common among all proxy-based firewalls (e.g. Raptor, Symantec) or
firewall content servers (e.g. CheckPoint, Astaro, Innominate mGuard) as
the proxy generally has to accept all traffic and is deciding AFTER
initial connect wether the connection is allowed. 

Technically this could be changed e.g. by packet filters that restrict
access *before* the traffic is redirected to the proxy, but this usually
is regarded as superfluous. Maybe the double management (PF *and* proxy
rules) is regarded as too complicated? I am not sure about the
performance impact of such double-filtering, but in high illegal load
scenarios the additional PF probably is preventing the system to get
into high(er) load compared to a "blank" proxy approach that is so
common. I know of one technical reason for this, though: traffic
redirection to the local proxy usually is done in the pre-routing PF
table, while "normal" PF rules follow later in the "forward" PF rules.
Adding PF rules in thw forward chain will never be reached of course,
and thus it is sensible to leave such PF rules out.

Back to CheckPoint:

264/tcp is another hint, while nominally reserved for BGMP
(http://netweb.usc.edu/bgmp/), here everything looks like Checkpoint.
They are using this port for the "Check Point VPN-1 SecuRemote Topology
Requests", which is used by the CheckPoint SecuRemote/SecureClient VPN
client program. Which usually is using IPSec internally nowadays - and
with it IKE/ISAKMP at port 500.

Have you run a UDP scan too? Then you should probably find ports 500
(IKE) and 4500 (IPSec NAT traversal for CKP) open on *.*.*.1, too if
this is a CKP firewall/VPN.




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