When I did a port scan nmap -p- localhost of my local system I found some unknown ports opened. I was using a closed source application when this happened and I known its this causing port opening. Everytime I open this software it uses a different port.

To find the process associated with the port I used sudo lsof -i TCP:48292

somefunc  12819  eka    3u  IPv4 2132143      0t0  TCP localhost:48292 (LISTEN)

This closed source software is always using somefunc command to open random ports on everyrun.

How can I block this command from opening any more ports?

Edit: Its confirmed this closed source software is running somefunc. I found the source directory using pwdx 12819

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    If I had no choice but to run it I would do so in a VM and firewall it to hell. – davidgo Jan 9 at 9:52
  • Depending on what this closed source application does, it may be perfectly legitimate behaviour, and blocking it may cause it to stop working. If you are worried, sandbox it (in a network namespace, or VM), and monitor the traffic to the sandbox to see if anything interesting happens. – dirkt Jan 9 at 11:58
  • @dirkt It may or may not be malicious. There are two reasons why I dont want this open port first it doesn't need any kind of connections for its normal function and second I have installed this closed soure app using root level. I will try to sandbox this can you recommend any good one? – Eka Jan 9 at 14:39
  • @Eka: How do you know for sure that it doesn't need any connections? The socket is not open to the network -- it is bound to localhost, which is very common for inter-process communications (i.e. between two components of the program, or between daemon and UI). (For the same reason, there's not much point in sandboxing it.) – grawity Jan 9 at 15:26

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