[Snort-users] How can I view the packet payload if thepacketis SMTP

Miller, Eoin Miller at ...6968...
Wed Dec 11 08:38:03 EST 2002

Nope it wont do it from snort alerts, but you could use this as a
solution, since you have a time stamp of the snort alert you could then
know where in the log of mail that's being generated by ettercap to look
and since you know what word you are searching for its even easier. Just
pointing it out as a tool to help get the job done.


-----Original Message-----
From: Frank Knobbe [mailto:fknobbe at ...652...] 
Sent: Wednesday, December 11, 2002 11:31 AM
To: Miller, Eoin
Cc: snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: RE: [Snort-users] How can I view the packet payload if
thepacketis SMTP

On Wed, 2002-12-11 at 10:25, Miller, Eoin wrote:
> Actually its quite possible using ettercap
> (http://ettercap.sourceforge.net) there is a plugin that comes with
> program by default called H20_dwarf and it logs all pop/smtp activity,
> decoded, to a log file, its pretty sweet, plus it let you do it on a
> switched network.

Yeah, there are several programs out there that log SMTP traffic.
Mailsnarf comes to mind. They all require you to sniff and feed the
program though. 

Or are you saying that Ettercap can read in data from Snort logs? (not

It shouldn't be too hard to write a shell script that parses the Snort
log file, grabs the hex values out and writes it as ASCII to a file (and
then maybe change the To: header and re-insert it into your MTA of

Would be nice having as a plugin though.


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