[Snort-users] "portscans" that only hit one host, one time?
Michael.Cloppert at ...5884...
Fri Aug 9 10:34:01 EDT 2002
WHY oh why am I getting traffic logged as a "portscan" when such traffic
only comes from one source, and only happens once or twice?! For example,
going through my portscan.log file, grepping for a particular SOURCE
address, I see:
Aug 9 11:48:39 188.8.131.52:2051 -> xxx.yyy.zzz.66:443 NOACK *2U*PRS*
Aug 9 11:48:46 184.108.40.206:2059 -> xxx.yyy.zzz.66:443 SYN ******S*
This is the ONLY place in my portscan.log that this source IP appears, and
it isn't nearly the 4 ports in 3 second limit set in my snort.conf! Does
anyone have any idea why my logs are cluttered with these false positives?
For reference, associated snort.conf lines are:
preprocessor stream4: disable_evasion_alerts, noalerts, ttl_limit 175
preprocessor stream4_reassemble: clientonly, noalerts
preprocessor portscan: $HOME_NET 4 3 portscan.log
preprocessor portscan-ignorehosts: $DNS_SERVERS
If anyone has any ideas, I'd be greatly appreciative. Thanks!
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