[Snort-devel] [PATCH] filter on session age

Victor Julien victor at ...2603...
Mon Jul 24 08:18:59 EDT 2006

Kees Cook wrote:
> Hello!
> This patch allows TCP session ages to be filtered.  This can let you 
> alert/drop on long-running connections.  For example:
> drop tcp any any <> any any (msg: "Age over 60 seconds"; age:>60; resp:rst_all;)

Interesting idea!

In the current patch, I think there is an issue with packets without a 
session associated to it. This can happen when a session has timed out 
in stream4 and midstream session pickups are disabled. In that case 
'age' will be used uninitialized.

I suggest something like:

     if ((session=p->ssnptr)==NULL)
	return 0;

     age = session->last_session_time - session->start_time;

Instead of:

     if ((session=p->ssnptr)!=NULL) {
         age = session->last_session_time - session->start_time;

I'll check this plugin out as soon as i have some free time, whenever 
that may be :-(


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