[WEB SECURITY] Fwd: VRT Certified Rules Update: 2005-06-29

Ryan Barnett rcbarnett at gmail.com
Wed Jun 29 16:49:08 EDT 2005

Are there any Snort subscribers who have access to the latest ruleset?
 I am interested to see how the Snort rules are addressing the proxy
cache poisoning issues.

I am assuming that this is based on the HTTP Request
Splitting/Smuggling whitepaper that Amit Klein, Ory Segal and Co put
out - http://www.watchfire.com/resources/HTTP-Request-Smuggling.pdf

There were many different mechanisms for possibly smuggling a request
and I am wondering what Snort sigs they created for this.

Ryan C. Barnett
Web Application Security Consortium (WASC) Member
CIS Apache Benchmark Project Lead
SANS Instructor: Securing Apache

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: jennifer.steffens at sourcefire.com <jennifer.steffens at sourcefire.com>
Date: Jun 29, 2005 4:22 PM
Subject: VRT Certified Rules Update: 2005-06-29
To: RCBarnett at gmail.com

The Sourcefire Vulnerability Research Team (VRT) has learned of
serious vulnerabilities affecting IBM Websphere and Squid HTTP proxy

A Squid proxy server can cache resources to make access to them more
efficient.  A malformed request sent to a Squid proxy server may be
interpreted and processed differently than the actual responding web
server.  A particular malformed request that contains two
"Content-Length" header fields can be used to try to poison the cache
by causing the Squid proxy server and an upstream server to process
the contents differently.

A rule to detect attacks against this vulnerability is included in
this rule pack and is identified as sid 3694.

IBM WebSphere may use form-based authentication to permit access to
applications.  The CGI variables j_username and j_password are used
for this authentication process.  Overly long values passed to these
variables can cause a buffer overflow and the subsequent execution of
arbitrary code on the vulnerable server. This is due to a failure in 
the code to accommodate wide-character expansion for the receiving

A detailed advisory as well as a complete list of modified and deleted
rules is available at

Download Rules:
These rules will be available to subscribers only until July 4th,
2005. Subscribers can download the rules at
http://www.snort.org/pub-bin/downloads.cgi. If you would like to
purchase a subscription, please visit
http://www.snort.org/rules/why_subscribe.html or contact Jennifer
Steffens at 410.423.1930 or jennifer.steffens at sourcefire.com.

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