Anyone else out there have a managed dedicated server with Godaddy? You may want to run a port scan on your public IP to see if your firewall is blocking any ports. I tried using the Plesk tool's firewall feature (that talks to windows firewall) to block access to my server and it said it blocked all the ports but when I ran a external scan it showed all the ports as open. The concerning port that was left open was TCP/445 which if you remember was a part of the NSA/Shadow Brokers release a couple years ago that hacked SMB. The main issue I see is that the servers are assigned 2 IP addresses on the same interface. The firewall appears to be securing the internal IP address instead of the external (public) IP.
I have called Godaddy Tech support and reported it to them, and I mentioned they should be contacting all the people that use this service. They didn't seem to interested in doing that which is why I am posting this here. Hopefully they fix this asap or if I were you go and fix it yourself or move your service to another provider.
I decided to attach a screenshot showing the scan using a free tool with the first two octets hidden.
Hello @pwambach and welcome to the community.
Have you applied the appropriate Windows patch for this vulnerability (CVE-2017-0144) that you reference in the link that you attached? You can read more about this vulnerability CVE on the Microsoft website.
Yes, I have but as you probably know any port open is vulnerable to attack. Having a totally patched windows server connected to the internet with all ports open (no firewall implemented) is a very bad idea. Zero days are coming out all too often and these are the ones they are telling us about. Good hackers don't disclose their secrets.
Hello @pwambach and I agree with you zero day attacks happen every day within a lot of products ie. RDP, web browsers, and so forth.
Have you gone into your Windows Firewall on the server and disabled that port on your server?