Ensure there is no unrestricted inbound access to TCP port 7000 (Cassandra Internode)

Security & Compliance

TCP port 7000 is used by Cassandra to handle internode communication between Cassandra nodes in a cluster. It is important to ensure that there is no unrestricted inbound access to this port to prevent unauthorized access or malicious activities such as data theft, modification or deletion.


To ensure there is no unrestricted inbound access to TCP port 7000 (Cassandra Internode), you should take the following remediation steps:

  1. Review your firewall rules and access control lists to identify any rules that allow unrestricted inbound access to port 7000.
  2. Modify the rules to restrict access to only the necessary IP addresses and ports. For example, you can limit access to specific IP addresses, subnets, or VPN connections.
  3. If the server is publicly accessible, consider implementing additional security measures such as two-factor authentication, SSL/TLS encryption, or a web application firewall.
  4. Regularly review and update your firewall rules and access control lists to ensure that they continue to meet your security needs and to address any new threats or vulnerabilities that may arise.
  5. Monitor your network traffic and logs for any suspicious activity related to port 7000 and investigate any anomalies promptly.
  6. Ensure that your Cassandra cluster is configured with authentication and authorization mechanisms to control access to data and resources, and that access is granted only to authorized users and applications.
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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.