[Snort-users] http_inspect: UNKNOWN METHOD

Greg Williams gwillia5 at ...15920...
Tue Dec 11 13:37:02 EST 2012

Thanks for the confirmation.  I've been running this for 2 years with only minor tweaks to the rulesets and this is the first time I've seen this.  It has hits on 4075 internal addresses.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeremy Hoel [mailto:jthoel at ...11827...] 
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 11:27 AM
To: Greg Williams
Cc: snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: Re: [Snort-users] http_inspect: UNKNOWN METHOD

We gotten a lot of alerts for that before.. and we actually have that in our disabled.conf file.

We got back and look at them semi often to see if we can work out the deal, but for now we have this disabled.

On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 6:16 PM, Greg Williams <gwillia5 at ...15920...> wrote:
> I updated the rules (free VRT) last Friday and didn't look at the 
> alerts until today.  I've received 158,000 alerts for http_inspect: UNKNOWN METHOD.
> SID is 119-31. alert ( msg: "HI_CLIENT_UNKNOWN_METHOD"; sid: 31; gid: 
> 119;
> rev: 1; metadata: rule-type preproc ; classtype:unknown; )
> I don't see a reason for this, and I can put a threshold on this rule, 
> but is anyone else seeing the same kind of alerts within the past few days?
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