[Snort-sigs] Need help with rule - [124:7:1] smtp: Attempted header name buffer overflow

Jason Wallace jason.r.wallace at ...2420...
Tue Feb 3 08:36:46 EST 2015

Take a look at the reference. CVE-2004-0105 is related to Metamail version
2.7. If you are not using Metamail, or if the version is greater than 2.7
then you don't need to enable this rule.

On Mon, Feb 2, 2015 at 5:24 PM, Irish Settingg <irishsetting at ...2420...>

> We have SNORT IDS in our environment and we are receiving a lot of such
> alerts -
> [124:7:1] smtp: Attempted header name buffer overflow [Classification:
> Attempted Administrator Privilege Gain] [Priority: 1] {TCP} Internal
> IP:46125 -> Internal SMTP Server:25
> Rule - [image: Inline images 2]
> What is this rule actually looking for and what does the preprocessor rule
> do here.....
> Do We get false positives due to this....
> For the Signature above one forum suggested that if the email headers are
> more than 64 characters - the alert gets triggered. I know that this rule
> is not a REGEX based rule but how  does it check in the traffic if the
> header is not normal. Basically I want to know if this rule is of any use
> or not.
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