[sjconsulting at ...549...: [Snort-users] (http_inspect) NON-RFC HTTP DELIMITER issue]

Daniel Roelker droelker at ...1935...
Wed Jul 14 12:10:47 EDT 2004

The NON-RFC HTTP DELIMITER alert doesn't really false positive that
much.  All the alert means is that the standard '\r\n' delimiter was
replaced with '\n'.  A lot of exploits use this shorthand version and
picks up various HTTP scanners even if you don't have rules for it.  

In your case, I would just set the "iis_delimter" option to no.  This
will turn off the alert.  If you don't know what this means, then just
put 'no_alerts' at the end of your configuration, that's the easy way.

If you want more help, send your configuration to me offline and I'll
give you some suggestions.  I would still be interested in the pcap
though, just to verify that it's not a false positive.


On Wed, 2004-07-14 at 12:06, Jeremy Hewlett wrote:
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> I am receiving this alert and I know this alert is being generated by someone streaming "Yahoo Shoutcast" on my net...would you consider this be a false positive?  Is there a way to turn this specifc inspection/alert off? I was reading through the http_inspect and I did not see where it was that allowed me to do this. I am running RH9, Snort 2.1.3. I f there is anything else that I need to post to help you folks help me, please let me know.
> TIA.
> ~SJC
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