"Whitelist" a brute force attack

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"Whitelist" a brute force attack

L0 Member

Hi all,

we run a cron job from one intern server to another.

Because of this we get alerts in the threat tab and the threat tab is full of this. I don´t want to see this alerts anymore.


I create under Objects/vulnarebility protection/ a new profile:


In the Log I see the threat ID 40031. Should I type in this Nr. in Vendor ID? What should I type in "CVE"?
After that I would create a policy rule and take this "bruceforceattack_Profile" for IPS.


Thank you!


L2 Linker
You could always make a clone your existing Vulnerability Profile and then under Exceptions, enable and exception on the ID 40031 and change the Action to allow so that it wont log and you still get all the other vulnerability protection.


In this situation I would suggest adding the servers IP addresses at the IP Address Exemptions column inside the Vulnerability Profile. This way this signature will not be enforced for the list of IPs you define.


As for the CVE field, for this specific IPS signature, there is no CVE associated according to the Palo Alto threat vault website.

https://threatvault.paloaltonetworks.com/Screen Shot 2017-06-17 at 12.17.36 AM.png

 Finally, if you do not want to see the alert logs, you have two options:

1. In the vulnerability security profile, set the action to "Allow". The allow action does not generate a log;

2. I would simply configure the security log action by clearing up the fields: Log at the Start and Log at the End.


I hope this helps



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