Firecall - Automate SSH Communication With Firewalls, Switches, Etc.


Automate SSH communication with firewalls, switches, etc.

Description
These scripts are designed to automate sending commands to a Cisco ASA firewall. The intended purpose here is to eliminate the need to manually log in to a firewall to make changes. This code can be run directly via command line or it can be incorporated into other scripts. These scripts were created with automation/orchestration in mind - if done securely, these scripts could ingest security intelligence data to automatically block malicious IPs based on certain criteria.

Configuration
  1. Run bash install.sh to set helpful aliases and enable logging
  2. Configure "config" in a text editor to add firewall address(es), authentication, & any other applicable options such as:
  • add multiple firewalls to configure them all simultaneously
  • configure email alerting to be alerted when an IP is blocked or un-blocked
  • whitelist IPs that you never want to get blocked
  • optional logging feature for audit capability

blockip
The "blockip" script is designed to quickly block a host by simply providing the IP address.
Just type blockip and then the ip address that you want to block.
Example usage:
# blockip 12.34.56.78
[-] (firewall01) Added IP '12.34.56.78' to firewall group 'Deny_All_Group'

removeip
This script works in the same way as blockip, except it removes an IP block from the firewall. It can be used to quickly "undo" a block made by blockip.
Example usage:
# removeip 12.34.56.78
[-] (firewall01) Successfully removed IP '12.34.56.78' from firewall group 'Deny_All_Group'

Dependencies
"paramiko" must be installed for this program to run. To install paramiko, try running "pip install paramiko". On Macs, you may have to install a version of Python that has "pip". To do this, you can use either easy_install or homebrew (run "sudo easy_install pip" or "brew install python")


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