[Snort-users] Snort 2.6 working with Snortsam, Redhat and a Cisco ASA

Joel Esler joel.esler at ...1935...
Thu Apr 5 17:25:38 EDT 2007

Or even better.  Compile in inline mode, so that you don't create a "race" condition with flexresp.

(Race == hoping that the RST beats the actual ACK from the attack back to the attacker)


On Thu, Apr 05, 2007 at 05:16:47PM -0400, it looks like Paul Melson sent me:
> On 4/5/07, Lang, Robert <Robert.Lang at ...13183...> wrote:
> > Has anyone had any luck getting rule blocking working with Snortsam and
> > a Cisco ASA?  It works like a charm with our Watchguard Firewall, but
> > with our PIX/ASA I always get a message that says "Error: [pix] Did not
> > receive a response waiting for logon prompt from PIX at x.x.x.x".
> Using telnet to manage firewalls?  Tsk-tsk.  :-)
> The problem is either that:
> 1) Cisco routers and firewalls by default skip the standard "login:"
> prompt most telnet servers offer up and go right to "Password:"  Use
> the 'pix' directive in your snortsam conf file instead:
> pix [telnetpass] [enablesecret] [config]
> 2) You *are* using the pix directive and you have AAA user
> authentication turned on on the PIX and it *is* generating a "login:"
> prompt.  Use:
> pix [user]/[password] [enablesecret] [config]
> Seriously, though, I would consider building Snort with flexresp and
> modifying those rules that pertain to you to fire off ICMP type 3 or
> TCP RST packets that will cause whatever firewall to drop the
> connection.  Then you can turn telnet off. :-)
> PaulM
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