TCP port 5005 is used by the Neo4j graph database for remote debugging. Ensuring that there is no unrestricted inbound access to this port is crucial for protecting the database from unauthorized access and potential attacks. If left open and unrestricted, attackers can exploit this vulnerability to access sensitive data, execute arbitrary code, and compromise the integrity and confidentiality of the database.
Here are some remediation steps to ensure that there is no unrestricted inbound access to TCP port 5005:
- Identify all instances of Neo4j database that are using TCP port 5005.
- Configure the security group associated with each Neo4j instance to restrict inbound access to TCP port 5005 to only trusted IP addresses or ranges.
- If possible, disable remote debugging in the Neo4j configuration files or settings.
- Regularly review and monitor the access logs for any unauthorized access attempts or suspicious activities on TCP port 5005.
- Stay updated with the latest security patches and updates for the Neo4j database software to address any known vulnerabilities or security issues.
Note: Remediation steps provided by Lightlytics are meant to be suggestions and guidelines only. It is crucial to thoroughly verify and test any remediation steps before applying them to production environments. Each organization's infrastructure and security needs may differ, and blindly applying suggested remediation steps without proper testing could potentially cause unforeseen issues or vulnerabilities. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that you validate and customize any remediation steps to meet your organization's specific requirements and ensure that they align with your security policies and best practices.