Windows Security Log Event ID 5154
Operating Systems Windows 2008 R2 and 7
Windows 2012 R2 and 8.1
Windows 2016 and 10
Category
 • Subcategory
Object Access
 • Filtering Platform Connection
Type Success
Corresponding events
in Windows 2003
and before
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5154: The Windows Filtering Platform has permitted an application or service to listen on a port for incoming connections

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This event documents each time WFP allows a program to begin listening on a TCP or UDP port for incoming connections and documents the program, port and filter that allowed it.

The above example is of WFP allowing the DNS Server service to listen on port 53 for DNS queries.

Application Information:

  • Process ID:  process ID specified when the executable started as logged in 4688
  • Application Name: the program executable on this computer's side of the packet transmission

Application Information:

  •  Process ID:  %1
  •  Application Name: %2

Network Information:

  •  Source Address:  %3
  •  Source Port:  %4
  •  Protocol:  %5

Filter Information:

  •  Filter Run-Time ID: %6
  •  Layer Name:  %7
  •  Layer Run-Time ID: %8

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The Windows Filtering Platform has permitted an application or service to listen on a port for incoming connections.

Application Information:

   Process ID:  1648
   Application Name: \device\harddiskvolume1\windows\system32\dns.exe

Network Information:

   Source Address:  10.42.42.223
   Source Port:  53
   Protocol:  6

Filter Information:

   Filter Run-Time ID: 65884
   Layer Name:  Listen
   Layer Run-Time ID: 40

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