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Re: [Snort-sigs] Coverage for the "Night Dragon" Trojan

From: Matt Olney <molney_at_nospam>
Date: Thu Feb 10 2011 - 21:17:56 GMT
To: Mike Cox <mike.cox52@gmail.com>

Send the bill for what, exactly?

Let me be especially clear about something. I've been a supporter of ET for
a while. When I'm asked at conferences what to use, I always say to
evaluate both sets and pick one or both depending on your needs. I honestly
believe that there is a place in an operations environment for both. I do
not and would not trash the ET project.

However, it would be a solid waste of my time to troll through the ET list
looking for sigs. The signatures are not written with the same goals we
have, we have an exceptional degree of information coming in that is
not publicly available and we don't have to do my collaboration over an
email list. I can turn around and talk to five people whose duties include
a substantial amount of daily rule writing. I have the Snort devs within 20
yards of me if I need them and at this point there is an exceptionally
limited set of people who know more about the engine than I do.

I felt in this case that the level of exposure and the fact that the rule
that was linked to would flat out not fire obligated me to say something.
 People depend on your sigs, like they depend on mine. This issue was high
profile, and I"m not going to let petty competition cause people trusting
that rule to not be protected.

Matt

On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 4:01 PM, Mike Cox <mike.cox52@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hmmm ... this sounds like the sig I proposed to Emerging Threats this
> morning but got no feedback on.
>
> Sourcefire, please let me know where to send the bill.
>
> alert tcp $HOME_NET any -> $EXTERNAL_NET $HTTP_PORTS (msg:"ET TROJAN
> Night Dragon C&C Communication Outbound"; content:"|68 57 24 13|";
> offset:12; depth:4; http_body;
> pcre:"/[\x01\x03]\x50[\x00-\xff]+\x68\x57\x24\x13/P";
> classtype:trojan-activity;
> reference:url,
> www.mcafee.com/us/resources/white-papers/wp-global-energy-cyberattacks-night-dragon.pdf
> ;
> sid:2011213456;)
>
> -Mike Cox
>
> On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 2:27 PM, Matt Olney <molney@sourcefire.com> wrote:
> > Hey ET folks who are here...
> > If you guys could pass on this information:
> > The rules provided won't fire on Night Dragon C&C traffic.. The
> offset:66
> > is calculated from the beginning of the Layer 2 portion of the packet.
> The
> > data portion (what Snort looks at) starts at offset 54. The correct
> offset
> > for the rule should be 12. Also, you probably want to add a depth:
> > qualifier of 3 bytes so you don't false positive further down the packet.
> > Don't normally check in on you guys, but this was important enough to
> check.
> >
> > Matt
> > On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 2:47 PM, evilghost@packetmail.net
> > <evilghost@packetmail.net> wrote:
> >>
> >> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
> >> Hash: SHA1
> >>
> >> On 02/10/11 13:41, Joel Esler wrote:
> >> > Registered users will have the normal 30 day wait.
> >>
> >> Joel, I think this is ok to post here...
> >>
> >> Those who are looking for coverage who are not VRT subscribers they're
> in
> >> Emerging-Threats (http://www.emergingthreats.net).
> >>
> >> There's an ongoing discussion here regarding several signatures which
> have
> >> been
> >> proposed for inclusion, see
> >>
> >>
> http://lists.emergingthreats.net/pipermail/emerging-sigs/2011-February/011896.html
> >>
> >> Disclaimer - I have no vested interest in EmergingThreats, I'm just a
> >> simple/normal community participant there.
> >>
> >> - --
> >> It has been said that "hate" is a powerful emotion, perhaps that's why
> I'm
> >> so
> >> strong.
> >>
> >> - -evilghost
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> >>
> >>
> >>
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Pinpoint memory and threading errors before they happen.
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Locate bottlenecks in serial and parallel code that limit performance.
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