[Snort-users] Using pulled pork to change rule state from alert to drop for a policy type

Yossi Nachum nachum234 at ...11827...
Sun Mar 24 16:24:00 EDT 2013

I am using regex to do that.

something like:

Yossi Nachum

On Sun, Mar 24, 2013 at 7:41 PM, Tony Robinson
<deusexmachina667 at ...11827...>wrote:

> Hello Folks,
> I'm doing some experimentation with snort. I'm trying to document
> effective ways to transition a passive snort installation into an inline
> mode installation. Near as far as I can tell, there are a few key things
> you need to do with a modern snort installation to transition it to inline
> mode:
> 1. Configure DAQ for inline mode operation (e.g. afpacket and the
> interfaces you want to bridge
> 2. Ensure the interfaces are configured to be up at boot and ready to
> forward traffic.
> 3.Test to ensure the interfaces are forwarding traffic as expected.
> 4. Modify your snort command line to add the -Q option, and your
> snort.conf with config policy_mode:inline
> 5. Modify your snort rules to drop traffic in inline mode.
> My question revolves around 5. I'm well aware that pulled pork, via
> dropsid.conf, can be used to change alert rules to drop rules. I'm worried
> about haphazardly changing all the rules in my snort.rules file to DROP ALL
> What I would like to do: If I see a rule with policy metadata that
> recommends the rule be set to drop, I want to change that rule from alert
> to drop. Let's pick on sid 1:10011 -- SERVER-MAIL Novell NetMail APPEND
> command buffer overflow attempt, just to illustrate what I'm trying to do.
> It has the line "metadata:policy security-ips drop" indicating that: "If
> the user is using a security over connectivity ruleset, this would make a
> good drop rule in that rule policy configuration."
> If I am using a given rule policy configuration in pulled pork (balanced,
> connectivity or security), and I see a rule with metadata that indicates a
> given rule would make a good drop rule for that policy ruleset (metadata:
> policy balanced-ips || policy connectivity-ips || policy security-ips)  , I
> want to use pulledpork to change it to a drop rule. Is there an effective
> way to do this?
> If there is not, I think this would make for an awesome feature request in
> PP.
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