[Snort-users] Snort generates alerts when I use rsync to download files

Matt Olney molney at ...1935...
Mon Sep 15 09:49:30 EDT 2008

We'd need to see the data portion of the PCAP to give you a precise answer.

In a happy world, one of the benign files you downloaded had a long sequence
of 0x43.  This sequence can be used as a NOP sled for exploits that are a
little 'mushy' on their targets.  It is possible for this sequence to occur
in the wild and it be nothing, but generally if you get a shellcode alert,
you need to look closely at the payload and ensure it is what it should be.

In an unhappy world, that long sequence of 0x43 is a NOP sled, and you're
now a bot.


On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 9:41 AM, carlopmart <carlopmart at ...11827...> wrote:

> Hi all,
>  I am using snort on my laptop as a test lab. When I try to download files
> from
> Internet, Snort displays this alert:
> 09/15-14:44:36.373001  [Drop] [**] [1:1390:6] SHELLCODE x86 inc ebx NOOP
> [**]
> [Classification: Executable code was detected] [Priority: 1] {TCP}
> ->
> Why is this alert genereated?? I am downloading .rpm, .xml, and .gz files
> ...
> --
> CL Martinez
> carlopmart {at} gmail {d0t} com
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