"full_whitespace option" ???
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  1. #1
    Junior Member
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    Aug 2004

    Question "full_whitespace option" ???

    how a attacker defeat a string that have space characters with tab characters?

    i want to underestand "full_whitespace option" in snort

  2. #2
    AO Ancient: Team Leader
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    This option is useful only if you have an apache server. The apache server translates tab characters into whitespaces while the other servers do not. This being the case replacing genuine whitespaces with tabs in an "illegal" request to an apache server would pass through the pattern matching of Snort but be translated back to whitespaces by the apache server and thus do it's "dirty deed" on a vulnerable server. Snorts HTTP normalization preprocessor allows you to turn on this option if you use an apache server. If not leave it off for performance reasons.
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    Aug 2004
    oh tnx very much.....

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