[Snort-sigs] SID 1882 False Posiitives : "ATTACK-RESPONSES i d check returned userid "

Esler, Joel Contractor EslerJ at ...785...
Wed Jun 4 08:53:11 EDT 2003

Create a pass rule

Pass any any -> $SMTP_SERVERS any (content:"uid=";
byte_test:5,<65537,0,relative,string; content:"gid="; distance:1; within:15;

Then restart snort with the -o option and add the following line into your
snort.conf  == 
"config order: pass log alert activation dynamic"


-----Original Message-----
From: SoloNet Newsfeed [mailto:newsfeed at ...1411...] 
Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 2003 10:54 AM
To: snort-sigs at lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: Re: [Snort-sigs] SID 1882 False Posiitives : "ATTACK-RESPONSES id
check returned userid "

Actually, the fix is still triggering false positives on webmail programs:


since the signature (even on the new replacement signature) here is 
looking for both UID and GID in the content, it's getting mussed up on 
MSGID (or message ID)

alert ip $HOME_NET any -> $EXTERNAL_NET any (msg:"ATTACK-RESPONSES id check
returned userid"; content:"uid="; byte_test:5,<,65537,0,relative,string;
content:"gid="; distance:1; within:15;
byte_test:5,<,65537,0,relative,string; classtype:bad-unknown; sid:1882;

I guess some tuning may be required...


SoloNet Newsfeed Processor wrote:

>in the recent rule updates, it seems that SID 1882 has now begun 
>generating false positives. It's search string "uid=" gets triggered on 
>long URLs, which was evidenced by a number (20K +) alerts we received 
>this morning.
>alert ip $HOME_NET any -> $EXTERNAL_NET any (msg:"ATTACK-RESPONSES id 
>check returned userid"; content:"uid="; 
>byte_test:5,<,65537,0,relative,string; classtype:bad-unknown; sid:1882;
>I belive the byte test is incorrect, but I'm not sure how to fix it 
>since I'm not as knowledgeable about the exploit it's trying to pick 
>up. ANybody want to chime in on this?
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