[Snort-sigs] Avoidance of 1992.5 (FTP LIST directory traversal attempt)

nnposter at ...592... nnposter at ...592...
Fri Jul 2 17:06:23 EDT 2004

Rule:  FTP LIST directory traversal attempt

Sid: 1992



Detailed Information:

Affected Systems:

Attack Scenarios:

Ease of Attack:

False Positives:

False Negatives:
Current version of the rule incorrectly assumes specific FTP
command capitalization. As a result, an attacker can easily get 
around the signature.

See http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc959.html
Corrective Action:


Additional References:

I am proposing to add "nocase" to the command content clause:

alert tcp $EXTERNAL_NET any -> $HOME_NET 21 
(msg:"FTP LIST directory traversal attempt"; 
content:"LIST"; nocase;
content:".."; distance:1; content:".."; distance:1; 
reference:bugtraq,2618; reference:cve,2001-0680; reference:nessus,11112; 
classtype:protocol-command-decode; sid:1992; rev:6;)

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