Ensure there is no unrestricted inbound access to TCP port 8080 (HTTP proxy)

Security & Compliance

TCP port 8080 is commonly used as an alternative HTTP/HTTPS port for web servers or as a proxy server port. It is important to ensure that there is no unrestricted inbound access to this port to prevent unauthorized access or attacks. If left open and unrestricted, attackers can potentially exploit vulnerabilities and gain unauthorized access to sensitive information, perform DDoS attacks, or install malware. Thus, it is important to take steps to secure TCP port 8080 and restrict access to authorized personnel or systems only.‍


Ensuring that there is no unrestricted inbound access to TCP port 8080 is critical in protecting your network from potential attacks. This port is commonly used for HTTP proxy servers and can be exploited by attackers to access sensitive information, spread malware, or launch other types of attacks.

Here are some remediation steps to help secure your system:

  1. Identify which service or application is using TCP port 8080 and if it is necessary for your business operations.
  2. If the service/application is necessary, ensure that it is properly configured and has appropriate security controls, such as authentication and encryption.
  3. Implement network security controls, such as firewalls and access control lists (ACLs), to restrict access to TCP port 8080 to only authorized users and systems.
  4. Monitor network traffic to detect any unauthorized access attempts or suspicious activity on TCP port 8080.
  5. Regularly review and update your security policies, procedures, and configurations to ensure ongoing protection against emerging threats and vulnerabilities.
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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.