ModSecurity supplies an array of request filtering and other security features to the Apache HTTP Server. ModSecurity is a web application layer firewall.

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mod_security not working at all

I'm trying to make the mod_security work, I searched a lot on the web, and followed this tutorial to configure mod_security (all my configuration files are the same as the tutorial), and when I run ...
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How could I exclude mod_security from sub-directories on Amazon EC2 with LAMP?

I never activated before the mod_security or edit Virtual Hosts, so it's a new challenge for me, I tried to follow this tutorial but seems that most of the tutorials around the web are not reflecting ...
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whitelist URI on mod_security enabled apache reverse proxy

I have an apache 2.2.29-1.4 with mod_security 2.8.0-5.25 which is a reverse proxy with mod_proxy_http for a local java application. I have false positive on some urls and would like to whitelist some ...
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Modsecurity: Whitelist requests, Block all else?

I'm just reading up about - and experimenting with - modsecurity and hoping someone can educate a little about the method behind the madness. The approach I'd ordinarily take with any firewall is to ...
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What exactly does the ModSecurity SecCollectionTimeout directive?

I am having a little bit of trouble with a recurring "Failed deleting collection" error message from ModSecurity (see this discussion @ GitHub for some context). In the discussion of this error it is ...
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Apache server fault after configure mod-security2

I configured mod-security, from https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-mod_security-with-apache-on-debian-ubuntu . After that a restart apache service but i caught error: The ...
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mod_security and CSF protection for Wordpress - ban release issues

We're using mod_sec and CSF to protect client Wordpress logins from brute force attacks. System admin is using the popular 0134 / 0135 rule in mod_sec: SecAction ...
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mod_security block requests by http-host header

The last few days I noticed some servers being hammered with unknown requests. Most of them are like the following: 60.246.*.* - - [03/Jan/2015:20:59:16 +0200] "GET ...
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ModSecurity phase not working?

Sorry I am very new to modsecurity (2.8). So I made my first rule to block a referrer spam with the following: SecRule REQUEST_HEADERS:Referer "buttons\-for\-website\.com" ...
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Block traffic behind AWS ELB

My web servers are behind ELB, I want to block traffic from some specific user agent which is a DDOS attack. Apache always see ip address of ELB as an end user so I tried below attempts: Blocking IP ...
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Modsec XSS Filter Issue

Modsecurity is denying a particular email address and I can't figure out why. This rule has never been triggered before for me and the form where this data comes from is used hundreds of times per ...
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mod_security RBL - apparent false positive

I'm struggling with an RBL rule in mod_security under apache 2.2 that seems to be giving me a false positive. I see the following in the audit log (IP address redacted): Message: RBL lookup of ...
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mod_security ruleset for Joomla! admin

I run several hosting servers and recently I have experienced a lot of bruteforce attacks against joomla-based websites. Attackers seem to try a bruteforce against administrator/index.php page. I ...
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Mod Security ctl:ruleEngine=Off Whitelist Fails in Phase 1

Background info : cPanel server with atomicorp ruleset, plus our own custom rules and whitelists in separate .conf files - Apache 2.2, modsec 2.8 Whitelist rule: SecRule REMOTE_ADDR ...
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mod_security not blocking empty useragent requests

I can't get mod_security to block empty useragent requests. I am not very saavy with it so after searching I found this rule: SecMarker BEGIN_UA_CHECK SecRule &REQUEST_HEADERS:User-Agent "@eq 0" ...
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Test whether mod_security is actually working

I'm running this on my staging server for the first time and I think I did everything correctly. I can see entries in modsec_audit.log when I run nikto2 against it, but for the life of me I can't ...
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Server wont let me save URLs to MySQL database?

I am posting here because all other forum say it's a server environ issue. I have a site with the ModX CMS on it hosted on a GoDaddy server (not sure about the specific setup is as client has ...
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ModSecurity on IIS: Single threaded?

I installed ModSecurity on a web server running IIS 8.5, and noticed the response time has increased 15 times (0.15 ms/request vs. 2.2 ms/request), even with SecEngine set to off. It seems that IIS is ...
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Proper SSL config for SSL - Apache2 ignores DocumentRoot

So here's my current config: <VirtualHost *:443> DocumentRoot "/var/www/keypad" ServerName keypad.io SSLOptions +StrictRequire <Directory /> SSLRequireSSL ...
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Fine-grained control over mod_security logging

I installed mod_security2 on several dozen servers (each with several dozen VHosts) and don't have the time to configure it for every VHost. In the default configuration, it produces copious amounts ...
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What is /stop in my server logs?

Why do my server logs show GET requests to /stop? I believe this is due to modsecurity but cannot determine why or the importance.
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mod-security not blocking POST request

I have a mod-security compiled from source and installed on Ubuntu Server 12.04, Apache 2.2.22. I loaded the OWASP core rule set, and I can see them getting triggered on the log file ...
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Server Mod_security Error “406 Not Acceptable” WHM/cPanel [1234123413]

When i try to access one of the domains from browser i get an "406 Not acceptable" error. after doing a little research i figure out is due to rule ID [1234123413]. Now my concerns are: if i ...
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Simple DoS protection with mod_security?

I have mod security2 in ubuntu 14.04 LTS server. I saw the below tutorial: http://blog.cherouvim.com/simple-dos-protection-with-mod_security/ The above sadly do not work on me apache error : * ...
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How to filter POST data with mod_security when type is text/xml?

I'm trying to craft a rule which would match certain regex in POST requests. Rule I have so far looks like; SecRule REQUEST_FILENAME "form.php" \ "id:'12345',chain,deny,status:406,log,msg:'foobar ...
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PHP and Text Area Triggering Mod_Security

I have some text areas in a form that are posted back and stored using PHP / MySQL. However, if a user presses return for a new line in the text area, mod_security is blocking it with the below log ...
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How i can block requests for a specific page?

I would like to completely delete or block access to a specific page in my site. More specifically, I have seen this exploit "Joomla COM_MEDIA Exploit" : ...
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Mod Security2 deactivation rule only from a specified IP addresses

Is it possible to disable a rule by Mod Security2, only for one specified IP addresses? Only for one specified IP addresses & only for one specified path ( /administrator ) ? I tried this: ...
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Modsecurity Preventing Access to WSDL

I have installed mod_security with the OWASP rule set and it is now blocking my ability to call a web service using a WSDL. When my code tries to make the web service call, I see the below in the mod ...
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Mod_security - Syntax error

I have a password protected directory on my web server. To protect that from brute force attack, I tried to add the IP-Based BLocking config as below in the apache2 config file. But everytime I ...
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Apache error_log filled with modsec blocks

Ever since I enabled Apache modsecurity I've been checking the logs and been seeing the following constantly like 24/7: [Wed Jun 25 12:40:07 2014] [error] [client 112.215.65.61] ModSecurity: Access ...
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modsecurity apache mod-security.conf missing [closed]

Greetings Serverfaultians. I'm not a server guy as you can see from my noob score of 1 point. But maybe those more versed can help me. I'm using Ubuntu v13.10 32-bit Server and Apache2 v2.4.6 and I'm ...
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Nginx and dynamic X-Forwarded-For blocklist

I am running Nginx behind a proxy. I am getting visitors' real IP addresses through X-Forwarded-For HTTP request header. I'd like to block individual IPs based on a dynamic block list, up to 10000+ ...
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csf lfd denied by desktop because of mod_security

I have a WHM/Cpanel server with CSF/LFD installed and mod_security enabled. I used to login to WHM/cpanel from one of my local windows box through a linux (Centos 5)NAT gateway(with a public IP ...
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Nginx + mod_security without a backend server

I want to start using mod_security for Nginx. However, I have read the official doc and something got my atention: ...
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Error install mod_security on nginx

I have problem when install mod_security on nginx. I add flagment on /etc/nginx/nginx.conf server { listen 80; server_name localhost; location / { ModSecurityEnabled ...
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External Web Application Firewall infront of IIS

We have a public facing IIS webserver hosting an ASP website which is not very secure, to say the least. I have found out several serious flaws in the last few months and would like to do something ...
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Curl Sourced DDoS: How to detect it & how to stop?

Okay, an Ubuntu server I manage fell victim to a DDoS attack today. Usually this is unpleasant but not that big a deal. A few high server load moments & then it passes. Today was clearly ...
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Hardening of ubuntu server.How to prevent overkill checks? How to detect genuine request from attacks?

I have followed one these hardening check list tutorials where I have noticed that there fail2ban installed and denyhost at the same time. To my knowledge fail2ban does a little more than what ...
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Mod_security pause rule does not work without a redirect following it

I've been trying to get mod_security to do a simple pause when a counter has reached the value 2. I am using mod_security 2.6.8 on CentOS 5 (from EPEL repo). The pause does not get executed unless ...
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Blocking request with query string

I'm an under a DDoS attack though I have cloud flare.. I found out that the attacker is accessing the server using query strings "?a=randomnumber" I don't use query strings in my website so I need ...
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apache2 reverse proxy broken after modsecurity is installed ubuntu on 12.04.1

this is the first time I have run into issue like this one. I have a java application setting behind a apache2 using mod_ajp on 8009. I have noticed that I could not get the client's IP so I have ...
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Apache/ModSecurity - Blocking HTML Textarea with 403 when it contains a linebreak (enter key)?

I have a contact form, within this contact form is a textarea. If i fill out the contact form and in the test area, i enter one line of text, e.g. Example The form completes and i am notified via ...
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mod_security 960015 blocks Google and other good bots

mod_security rule 960015 keeps catching Google and other good bots. I have the following in the vhost to prevent good bots from being caught: SecRule REQUEST_HEADERS:User-Agent "Mail.ru" log,allow ...
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Modsec: Set env variable based on User-agent

Relatively new to Apache modsec. Trying to do something simple and hitting a wall. I want to set an environment variable based on the User-Agent, and test it by setting a header. I have this: ...
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How to solve UNIQUE_ID variable issue in modsecurity_crs_16_session_hijacking.conf ubuntu 10.04

I have been trying to harden ubuntu 10.04 using modsecurity and its core rules from owasp version 2.2.5. I have used the package from their github . After the symbolic link of the files in the ...
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mod_security configuration issue: Error parsing actions: Unknown action: ver

I am trying to install / configure mod-sec using this tutorial, which uses the OWASP ModSecurity Core Rule Set. However when I go to restart apache, I get the following error: Syntax error on line 53 ...
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How to turn off mod_security 2 on apache cpanel?

Preface I have been banging my head searching and trying to figure out why I am getting a 406 error on some occasions: Not Acceptable: An appropriate representation of the requested resource / could ...
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How to use Modsec rules to certain page?

i want to block proxy(x-forwarded) ip certain page(wp-comments-post.php) using Apache Mod_security. my current mod_security rule: SecRule REQUEST_HEADERS_NAMES "^x-forwarded-for" ...
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how to whitelist a certain cookie string in ModSecurity

We are getting a lot of False Positives from using 3rd part software on our server. They themselves can't seem to fix it and I'm trying to work out how to allow cookies through that contain ...