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Re: 17494 Falsing on non IE6 systems
From: "Weir, Jason" <jason.weir () nhrs org>
Date: Mon, 1 Nov 2010 10:37:10 -0400

Looks like this rule was updated to rev:3 over the weekend and it's
still falsing on non IE6 systems...

How come no content match on the IE version??

My last 2 hits were on googleadservices.com and googleusercontent.com

Back to being disabled I guess..


On Oct 27, 2010, at 13:01 PM, Joel Esler wrote:

Current revision on this rule is rev:3.  It looks nothing like the

Thanks for the feedback Jason.


On Oct 27, 2010, at 8:51 AM, L0rd Ch0de1m0rt wrote:

Yea, this is a terribly written rule, especially with Web 2.0
technologies and advertising companies preferring to create ginormous
URIs.  It's not browser specific ... all modern browsers support
URIs>206 bytes and the RFC doesn't specify a limit....

Are you running the latest version of this rule?  I could be thinking
of a different rule but I thought that when this one came out it
everyone started complaining about it and they disabled it.  I
recommend all who are running it to disable it.

-L0rd C.

On Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 7:37 AM, Weir, Jason <jason.weir () nhrs org>
Tons of false positives on machines running IE7 & 8...

Maybe do a content match on the IE6 user agent - something like
content:"compatible; MSIE 6."

Microsoft Internet Explorer Long URL Buffer Overflow attempt";
flow:established,to_server; urilen:>260; content:"GET"; http_method;
content:"HTTP|2F|1|2E|1|0D 0A|"; metadata:service http;
reference:bugtraq,19667; reference:cve,2006-3869;
classtype:attempted-user; sid:17494; rev:1;)



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