My SBS 2008 server security event log is showing about 10 audit failure pairs per second - events 5152 and 5157. One pair of the log entries is shown at the bottom of this post. I don't see any external symptoms, but I expect that there is an undue load on the server and a possible security gap. I don't think it is a firewall problem because I don't think there should be traffic between the server and this external IP address. This is a somewhat recent phenomenon. What is happening and how do I get rid of it without turning off auditing?
Comcast is providing both ISP and VOIP services through separate channels. The Internet access comes through a router and a Dell PC2824 switch to the server and the rest of the network. The Comcast VOIP is fairly new and comes through their box and the same PC2824 switch. The PC2824 is configured to keep the data on the default VLAN 1 and the voice on VLAN 20. The VOIP phones and user computer share Ethernet cables to the switch. The VOIP phones are configured to keep to VLAN 20 while letting VLAN 1 and untagged packets pass through. The user computers and SBS2008 server do not know about the VLAN usage. The port for the SBS server is forbidden for VLAN 20 packets.
The log entries show svchost.exe as process ID 532 which relates to the following services: Windows Audio, DHCP client, Windows Event Log, and TCP/IP NETBIOS Helper.
184.108.40.206 is unknown and owned by Comcast. It is not the public IP for the network. It may be related to the VOIP service. 192.168.11.2 is the local IP address for the SBS2008 server. 192.168.11.1 is the gateway. I don't understand how a packet could have the server as a source and still be inbound.
================ Event Log pairs ================
Log Name: Security
Date: 10/11/2016 9:29:12 AM
Event ID: 5152
Task Category: Filtering Platform Packet Drop
Keywords: Audit Failure
The Windows Filtering Platform blocked a packet.
Process ID: 532
Application Name: \device\harddiskvolume1\windows\system32\svchost.exe
It appears someone has placed a rouge device on your network.