[Snort-sigs] Question about sid: 1002

Daniel J. Roelker droelker at ...435...
Thu Apr 3 11:22:32 EST 2003

Since "cmd.exe" is a content option, that means that it is matching
against an unnormalized URI.  Which means you can do things like:


So we wouldn't match those attacks, if you were looking for "cmd.exe?".

I'm sure there is a better way to reduce false positives though.  Maybe
by looking for a '?' after the cmd.exe search, but no space/tab before
the '?', which would indicate the end of the URI.

Daniel Roelker
droelker at ...435...

On Thu, 2003-04-03 at 12:29, Paul Schmehl wrote:
> On Thu, 2003-04-03 at 09:05, Brian wrote:
> > 
> > Because you would not pick up the scanners that just look for cmd.exe
> > 
> OK, but in order to actually exploit the vulnerability, don't you have
> to use the question mark format?
> (The problem I'm seeing is FPs every time someone runs WindowsUpdate,
> which is quite frequent on our campus.  It obscures the boxes that are
> actually infected with CodeRed.)
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