How to Test a Vulnerability Protection Rule

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How to Test a Vulnerability Protection Rule

L1 Bithead

Hello Everyone,

I have a use case that I’m trying to test in a lab, but I can’t figure out how to perform the test, and I’m looking for guidance.


My use case is to drop traffic if the firewall detects certain CVE vulnerabilities in the traffic. My question is, how can I actually test this if my test endpoint is not vulnerable, or I do not know of a server with vulnerabilities?


Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite

Hello @JasonMcNulty


in lab environment I would recommend to deploy a VM with DVWA Ref , then build another VM running vulnerability scanners for example OpenVAS, Metasploit. All these are open source or have free version. As next step, please each VM into own zone, apply policy with security profiles and start scanning the DVWA server.


Kind Regards


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L1 Bithead

Thanks for the reply Pavel! I have created a DVWA server and I think you provided me with the final pice of the puzzle, which is to scan that server! That is what I did not try.



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