Enable Split Tunneling 501 PIX

Posted on 2006-11-27
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
Hey guys - I am trying to allow users to browse the Internet while connecting to VPN. I know, this is a security risk but the client does not care. I went into the PDM and enabled split tunneling (outside:20) but no luck.

Here is my config:

PIX Version 6.3(3)
interface ethernet0 100full
interface ethernet1 100full
nameif ethernet0 outside security0
nameif ethernet1 inside security100
enable password
hostname xxx
domain-name xxx
fixup protocol dns maximum-length 512
fixup protocol ftp 21
fixup protocol h323 h225 1720
fixup protocol h323 ras 1718-1719
fixup protocol http 80
fixup protocol rsh 514
fixup protocol rtsp 554
fixup protocol sip 5060
fixup protocol sip udp 5060
fixup protocol skinny 2000
no fixup protocol smtp 25
fixup protocol sqlnet 1521
fixup protocol tftp 69
access-list 102 permit tcp any interface outside eq www
access-list 102 permit tcp any interface outside eq https
access-list 102 permit tcp any interface outside eq ftp
access-list 102 permit icmp any any
access-list 102 permit tcp any any eq smtp
access-list 102 permit tcp host x.x.x.x interface outside eq 3389
access-list 102 permit tcp host x.x.x.x interface outside eq 3389
access-list inside_outbound_nat0_acl permit ip any
access-list outside_cryptomap_dyn_20 permit ip any
pager lines 24
logging host inside
mtu outside 1500
mtu inside 1500
ip address outside x.x.x.x
ip address inside
ip audit info action alarm
ip audit attack action alarm
ip local pool xxx-pool
pdm location inside
pdm location x.x.x.x outside
pdm location x.x.x.x outside
pdm logging informational 100
pdm history enable
arp timeout 14400
global (outside) 1 interface
nat (inside) 0 access-list inside_outbound_nat0_acl
nat (inside) 1 0 0
static (inside,outside) tcp interface smtp smtp netmask 255.255.255.
255 0 0
static (inside,outside) tcp interface www www netmask
5 0 0
static (inside,outside) tcp interface 3389 3389 netmask 255.255.255.
255 0 0
access-group 102 in interface outside
route outside x.x.x.x 1
timeout xlate 0:05:00
timeout conn 1:00:00 half-closed 0:10:00 udp 0:02:00 rpc 0:10:00 h225 1:00:00
timeout h323 0:05:00 mgcp 0:05:00 sip 0:30:00 sip_media 0:02:00
timeout uauth 0:05:00 absolute
aaa-server TACACS+ protocol tacacs+
aaa-server RADIUS protocol radius
aaa-server LOCAL protocol local
http server enable
http inside
no snmp-server location
no snmp-server contact
snmp-server community public
no snmp-server enable traps
floodguard enable
sysopt connection permit-ipsec
crypto ipsec transform-set ESP-3DES-MD5 esp-3des esp-md5-hmac
crypto dynamic-map outside_dyn_map 20 match address outside_cryptomap_dyn_20
crypto dynamic-map outside_dyn_map 20 set transform-set ESP-3DES-MD5
crypto map outside_map 65535 ipsec-isakmp dynamic outside_dyn_map
crypto map outside_map interface outside
isakmp enable outside
isakmp nat-traversal 20
isakmp policy 20 authentication pre-share
isakmp policy 20 encryption 3des
isakmp policy 20 hash md5
isakmp policy 20 group 2
isakmp policy 20 lifetime 86400
vpngroup xxx-vpn address-pool xxxx-pool
vpngroup xxx-vpn dns-server
vpngroup xxx-vpn wins-server
vpngroup xxx-vpn default-domain
vpngroup xxx-vpn split-tunnel outside_cryptomap_dyn_20
vpngroup xxx-vpn idle-time 1800
vpngroup xxx-vpn password  
telnet inside
telnet timeout 5
ssh timeout 5
console timeout 0
terminal width 80
: end

What did I miss?

Question by:Justin Durrant
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calvinetter earned 500 total points
ID: 18018901
 Never use "ip any" in a VPN ACL, & your "ip local pool" must not overlap any local subnets behind the PIX.  Run this:

no no vpngroup xxx-vpn address-pool xxxx-pool
no vpngroup xxx-vpn split-tunnel outside_cryptomap_dyn_20
no crypto dynamic-map outside_dyn_map 20 match address outside_cryptomap_dyn_20
no nat (inside) 0 access-list inside_outbound_nat0_acl
no access-list inside_outbound_nat0_acl
no access-list outside_cryptomap_dyn_20

access-list nonat permit ip
access-list split_acl permit ip
nat (inside) 0 access-list nonat
ip local pool clientpool
vpngroup xxx-vpn address-pool clientpool
vpngroup xxx-vpn split-tunnel split_acl
clear xlate
crypto map outside_map interface outside

Because PIX v6.3(3) is quite buggy, you may need to save the config & reboot the PIX.  If this PIX has current SmartNet support on it, I strongly urge you to upgrade to the latest 6.3(5), which has *many* bug & security fixes.

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by:Justin Durrant
ID: 18027491
Can I not just figure this in the PDM? I really do not want to reconfigure my entire VPN.
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Expert Comment

ID: 18033227
 You can get the best of both worlds & enter those commands via PDM:
You can copy/paste that block of commands like so:
   Tools -> Command Line Interface... -> Mutliple Line Command.. -> paste the block of commands, click "Send"

>I really do not want to reconfigure my entire VPN.
   You're not completely reconfiguring VPN, but if you want it to work, you'll need to make the several necessary changes.

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by:Justin Durrant
ID: 18033286
ok, so my client pool should be separate than my local lan 192.168.8.x? Why is that exactly?
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Expert Comment

ID: 18033373
Yes, it positively must be different than the local LAN, otherwise you'll hit a routing loop.  Cisco's VPN implementation requires the VPN client pool to be different than any local subnets behind your PIX & also different than the LAN where the remote client PC resides.

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by:Justin Durrant
ID: 18033419
interesting.. I am glad it has just always worked... LOL Thanks.. I will give it a go. I assume you did not mean to use redundant no's in the first line? Are there any other typos? :)
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ID: 18033485
D'oh!  LOL  Good eye, yes that 1st line shouldn't be "no no".  
(Early-morning post just before leaving for work, obviously caffein hadn't fully kicked in yet!)

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by:Justin Durrant
ID: 18033603
cool! I will let you know how it goes. :)
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by:Justin Durrant
ID: 18033666
worked! Thanks again! Is there any real security risk with split tunneling?
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ID: 18111035
You're welcome!

  There's a bit of a concern about security with split tunneling, since while connected to the VPN the remote client PC can also access the Internet & possibly vice versa if there's a trojan, etc on the PC, or simply having malware that may "dial home" & send a copy of captured company passwords/data to an external party.
  It really comes down to your business security policy, how well you need to protect the company data, how well you trust the remote users (are they clueless about security?), how well the remote client PCs are secured: are they fully-patched XP SP2 with great (or terrible) antivirus/antispyware apps installed/updated & doing regular scans, etc?
  Even without split-tunneling configured, if possible you still want to keep the remote VPN PCs/laptops as secured as you can.  A lot of this can be taken care of by an initial eval/lockdown of the PC by the IT Dept, then if possible train the user to properly maintain the PC thereafter.

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