Object Access Event: 5159

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Object Access » Object Access Event: 5159

Event ID 5159 – The Windows Filtering Platform has blocked a bind to a local port.

Event ID 5159
Category Object Access: Filtering Platform Connection
Type Failure Audit

Whenever a client or server application is prevented from binding to a port by the WFP, event ID 5159 is logged. This hinders further TCP/UDP communications.

An example of 5159 event log:

The Windows Filtering Platform has blocked a bind to a local port.

Application Information:

Process ID:%1

Application Name:%2

Network Information:

Source Address:%3

Source Port:%4


Filter Information:

Filter Run-Time ID:%6

Layer Name:%7

Why does event ID 5159 need to be monitored?

  • To ensure specific applications do not perform certain operations
  • To monitor restricted applications
  • To ensure that the source address is preferably from the same computer
  • To monitor whether the destination address is an IP address from the Internet
  • To ensure only whitelisted IP addresses are connected to
  • To check the protocol that is being used by certain applications

Event 5159 applies to the following operating systems:

  • Windows 2008 R2 and 7
  • Windows 2012 R2 and 8.1
  • Windows 2016 and 10

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