[Snort-sigs] Proposed Signature - "COMMUNITY SPECIFIC-THREATS Blackhole Terse JavaScript hex 16 byte document.location JavaScript redirect to showthread.php"

Joel Esler jesler at ...435...
Tue Mar 13 12:39:02 EDT 2012

On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 12:20 PM, Community Signatures
<lists at ...3397...> wrote:
> On 03/13/12 11:03, Joel Esler wrote:
> > Well, we have a rule that fires on that initially..
> >
> > 21347
> >
> > But it's set to noalert as we think it'll be FP prone.
> >
> > Thoughts?
> Ouch I completely missed that one, it's new and wasn't in my tarball.
> Yes, it will false-positive I had tried something similar and the URI
> structures in a few sites, especially video sites, cause it to false.
> It is worth setting a flowbit though.
> I'm open to your opinion, I do think there to be value in detection of a
> terse/basic 'document.location' redirect.  Perhaps something like with
> the direction $EXTERNAL_NET -> $HOME_NET:
> file_data; content:"document.location="; depth:18; content:".php?";
> along with the PCRE in 21347 without the /U flag -- this will catch more
> than just the "showthread.php" variant.

I actually modified 21492 a bit that will catch all these recent
variants.  Running it through QA now.

> I assume file_data with depth:18 will match on equiv of content:"|0d 0a
> 0d 0a|document.location="; with no normalized buffer.  I appreciate any
> corrections here if I'm wrong.
> PS -- The PCRE in 21347 needs an escape on the period in ".php"... well
> I guess it doesn't matter because of the content match, but I think you
> intend one to be there.
> Thanks,
> Nathan

Joel Esler
Senior Research Engineer, VRT
OpenSource Community Manager

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