[Snort-users] base64 for http_inspect

Bhagya Bantwal bbantwal at ...1935...
Mon Aug 2 10:21:43 EDT 2010


Base64 decoding for HTTP is implemented using the rule options base64_decode
and base64_data (Please refer to the snort manual for more information).

We will update the README.http_inspect and remove the following obsolete
documentation.

-B

On Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 3:41 PM, Paul Schmehl <pschmehl_lists at ...14358...>wrote:

> Would someone please explain this statement in the README.http_inspect doc
> for
> snort 2.8.6.1?
>
> --Options Available Under Stateful Inspection--
>
> * base64 [yes/no] *
>
> Enables base64 decoding of certain fields where stateful inspection
> determines that base64 encoding is present.
>
> I've tried the following:
>
> Adding base64 yes to the global config - fails
> Adding base64 yes to a server profile - fails
> Adding a separate line as follows:
> preprocessor http_inspect: stateful inspection base64 yes - fails
>
> How do you implement base64 decoding for http_inspect?
>
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