[Snort-sigs] False positive: MISC MS Terminal Server no encryption session initiation attempt (SID 2418)

Matthew Watchinski mwatchinski at ...435...
Fri Feb 9 11:49:31 EST 2007

Got pcap?

If so send it in to vrt < AT > sourcefire.com

and we'll give it a look.

The pcap may explain this, but is the session for RDP actually encrypted
and that is why it's a false positive?


Russell Fulton wrote:
> On 8/02/2007, at 3:39 AM, Stephan Scholz wrote:
>> I'd like to report a false positive concerning Windows Remote Desktop.
>> Rule:  MISC MS Terminal Server no encryption session initiation  
>> attempt
>> --
>> False Positives:
>> Update Windows XP SP2 client with optional update: "Remote Desktop  
>> Connection (Terminal Services Client 6.0) for Windows XP (KB925876)"
>> Connect to an RDP server. This will lead to a false positive.
> Ah, so that's it!  I've been seeing these for some time and no one  
> could explain them.
> Can this rule be tightened or should it be dropped?
> Russell
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