[Snort-users] Depth limit of binary flow using just pcre (no content option)

Frank Calone fc10011001 at ...11827...
Fri Jul 19 14:57:26 EDT 2013

Yes, the sessions I have seen have had no http markup at the beginning.
Certainly not gzipped data either, just raw binary.


On Fri, Jul 19, 2013 at 2:42 PM, waldo kitty <wkitty42 at ...14940...>wrote:

> On 7/19/2013 14:20, Frank Calone wrote:
> > I'd like to test just the first 500 bytes of a session for a pcre
> pattern.  I've
> > seen port 80 session data with just raw tranfers, no http related stuff.
>  It
> are you sure that those are not just additional packets carry data for an
> initial http session? they may be carrying binary data like graphics or
> they ma
> be part of a gzipped session...
> > appears the "depth" option must have a content check.  I really don't
> have a
> > good content criteria to test for.  My interest is strictly in just a
> pattern.
> > Any ideas on how to limit the testing to just 500 bytes of any given
> session?  I
> > have some content only rules that are not alerting when I added the pcre
> tests.
> > I suspect trying to analyze all sessions and all bytes for a dozen
> different
> > patterns is a bit much to ask of Snort.
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