[Snort-users] Detecting w3af scans

Al Lewis (allewi) allewi at ...589...
Wed Sep 30 12:05:28 EDT 2015

Any reason why you aren't using the latest snort version ( 2.9.6 is pretty outdated.

Do you have a conf and pcap you can share that isn't working?


Albert Lewis
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SOURCEfire, Inc. now part of Cisco
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From: Bruno PEPPER [mailto:laplum3n0ir at ...11827...] 
Sent: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 11:45 AM
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Subject: [Snort-users] Detecting w3af scans
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I am running snort ( GRE (Build 47)) on ubuntu 14.04 in the IDS mode along with ET rules for 2.9

The snort command:
snort -d -i eth1 -c /etc/snort/snort.conf -l /var/log/snort -A console

sid-msg.map:2007757 || ET SCAN w3af User Agent || url,doc.emergingthreats.net/2007757 || url,w3af.sourceforge.net
sid-msg.map:2011027 || ET SCAN w3af Scan In Progress ARGENTINA Req Method || url,doc.emergingthreats.net/2011027 || url,w3af.sourceforge.net
sid-msg.map:2011389 || ET SCAN w3af Scan Remote File Include Retrieval || url,w3af.sourceforge.net

Still unable to detect these scans, infact this seems to be the case with a standard SQLMap as well.

Any / all help is welcome :)


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