[Snort-users] Writing custom rule for SSL 401 errors

Dan Mahoney, System Admin danm at ...6608...
Tue Aug 13 16:56:02 EDT 2002

On Tue, 13 Aug 2002, Jason wrote:

> it is encrypted and as a result will be different every time. The only
> to catch the actual content would be to front end the system and have
> snort see the clear traffic.

Well, hrmm, here's a thought, but it's ugly.  Have apache log to "tee",
and pipe that over a symmetrically encrypted tunnel with netcat to
anywhere on the lan and monitor that.  (or for that matter, an
asymmetrically encrypted tunnel to your sniffer)

I said it was ugly.

But it's the first thing I can come up with off the top of my head.


> Jason
> Hicks, John wrote:
> >why not just sniff the traffic on a session you create?
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Eric Joe [mailto:sysop at ...6291...]
> >Sent: Tuesday, August 13, 2002 2:24 PM
> >To: snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net
> >Subject: [Snort-users] Writing custom rule for SSL 401 errors
> >
> >
> >Hello,
> >I am trying to write a snort rule that sends an alert when someone gets a
> >401 "Authorization Required" error while using SSL. I have the non-SSL
> >rule working as such
> >RESPONSES Http Failed Authorization"; content: "HTTP/1.\
> >1 401 "; flags:A+; classtype:bad-unknown; sid:1000001; rev:1;)
> >
> >It works fine, but with SSL encryption I am having trouble with the
> >"content" parameter. I guess if I knew what HTTP/1.1 401  looked like when
> >its encrypted, it would be a piece of cake.
> >Anyone have any insight on this?  Thanks in advance.
> >
> >
> >
> >
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