[Snort-sigs] Fwd: Create a rule that takes its content from a file.

Tony Robinson deusexmachina667 at ...2420...
Tue May 14 10:29:45 EDT 2013

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From: Tony Robinson <deusexmachina667 at ...2420...>
Date: Tue, May 14, 2013 at 10:29 AM
Subject: Re: [Snort-sigs] Create a rule that takes its content from a file.
To: arneu sneu <arneu99 at ...12...>


You may want to look at the file-identify.rules category. This seems to be
right up your alley.


On Tue, May 14, 2013 at 10:07 AM, arneu sneu <arneu99 at ...12...> wrote:

> Hi,
> I just installed Snort a few days ago and started to play with it by
> writing my own rules.
> I would like my rule to take its content from a file, but I haven't find
> any information on this topic, neither in the manual, nor on the Internet.
> I found that the content-list keyword once existed in Snort, but it has
> apparently been removed about 6 years ago. Too bad, because it was exactly
> what I was looking for.
> Would anybody have an idea on how to do such a thing with current snort
> features? I could write a rule for each of the lines of my file or use pcre
> with the list of possible values, but I was wondering if there was a way to
> do it with a rule taking its content from a file. If not, what is the
> correct approach to do this?
> As an example, if I have a file containing a whitelist of file extensions,
> I would like to raise an alert when an email attachment having an extension
> that is not in the list is seen in the network traffic.
> Many thanks for your help.
> Cheers
> Arneu
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