[Snort-sigs] SID 1333

Anton Chuvakin anton at ...1177...
Tue Feb 18 20:00:13 EST 2003

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(msg:"WEB-ATTACKS id command attempt"; flow:to_server,established;
content:"\;id";nocase; sid:1333; classtype:web-application-attack;

Sid: 1333

Summary: A web command execution attack involving the use of a UNIX
"id" command

Impact: attacker might have gained an ability to execute system commands
remotely on the system

Detailed Information: This signature triggers when a UNIX "id" command
is used over a plain-text (unencrypted) connection on one of the
specified web ports to the target web server. The "id" command is used
to confirm the user name of the currently logged in user.  The
signature looks for the "id" command in the client to web server
network traffic and does not indicate whether the command was actually
successful in showing the user information. The presence of the "id"
command web traffic indicates that an attacker attempted to trick the
web server into executing system in non-interactive mode i.e. without
a valid shell session. Another case when this signature might trigger
is unencrypted HTTP tunneling connection to the server.

Attack Scenarios: An attacker uses a "id" command via a web server
connection to test what username the web server runs under. He then
looks for all the files writable by this user and find a web server
configuration file with wrong permissions.

Ease of Attack: very easy, no exploit software required

False Positives: none known

False Negatives: none known

Corrective Action: check the web server software for vulnerabilities
and possible upgrade the system to the latest version, also
investigate the server for signs of compromise

Contributors: Anton Chuvakin <http://www.chuvakin.org>

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