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Re: Firekeeper - IDS for Firefox available
On Sun, 11 Mar 2007, Jan Wrobel wrote:
> On Fri, 9 Mar 2007, Bob Beck wrote:
> > * Jex <hewhohuntscats@xxxxxxxxx> [2007-03-09 13:27]:
> > ...
> > > >rules similar to Snort ones to describe browser based attack
> > > >attempts.
> > > > All incoming HTTP and HTTPS traffic is scanned with these
> > > >rules. HTTPS and compressed responses are scanned after
> > > >decryption/decompression.
> > So the next snort style overflow/format string/etc bug from all that
> > string bashing code going on in the ids can now let the attacker
> > compromise a process with access to my https stream decrypted -
> > probably on an already convieniently open descriptor. Yeah. Baby.
> > "Web Browers are Bloated Fscking Monsters that are full of bugs"
> > "Lets add more code to look for people exploiting the bugs - of
> > course this code won't have bugs.."
> Isn't it the case with every software created to add some protection
> to you computer? Firewalls, antiviruses, IDSes etc. are all adding
> code to your operating system that may, in the future, be found
> vulnerable to some attack. It is just the question whether protection
> they provide compensates additional threat they may introduce.
Guys, I agree. The guy created something very cool. Use it if you like,
otherwise, now that we understand the risks, let's move on.
I am not hoping to stop the general useless chatter (and I find it useful
for community development), I am hoping to thank the guy and make him feel
good about what he created.
Thank you for creating this.
> Jan Wrobel
"beepbeep it, i leave work, stop reading sec lists and im still hearing
- HD Moore to Gadi Evron on IM, on Gadi's interview on npr, March 2007.