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 - 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 mod_security crs blocking PDF files

I've just installed CRS for Apache mod_security and it's reporting all PDF files as possible attacks. Specificaly, it's the modsecurity_crs_20_protocol_violations.conf that's causing the trouble ...
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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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mod_security: another rule with same ID

I have installed httpd 2.2.15 on CentOS 6.5 (minimal installation with no cPanel) with modsecurity 2.8. When I am starting httpd I am getting this error: Starting httpd: Syntax error on line 23 of ...
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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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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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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 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 ...
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ModSecurity: What do MULTIPART_DATA_BEFORE and MULTIPART_DATA_AFTER mean?

I'm getting the following ModSecurity error when posting form data to a LiquidWeb server: Multipart request body failed strict validation: PE 0, BQ 0, BW 0, DB 1, DA 1, HF 0, LF 0, SM 0, IQ 0, IP 0, ...
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how i configuration mod_security? [closed]

when i setup mod_security default configuration then if anyone go wordpress admin panel and change any code or some modified then his ip block. why? my all customer complain for this problem. how i ...
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How to block/ban clients that try to access some paths / urls?

Some spambots hammer my server with nonexisting paths like /user/pass?=asdfdasfas How could I block any access to /user/pass?=* ? Is there a better tool than iptables or csf for catching such crap?
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Why bother reverse proxying applications if you aren't using mod_security or TMG/UAG?

Common wisdom is that internal applications that live inside of the trusted network, such as Exchange, should be reverse proxies whenever they are exposed to the Internet. Microsoft recommends using ...
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ModSecurity on Apache (Debian Wheezy), Authentication logging

I am new to ModSecurity, it works great on the server, but I would like to control the way it logs things. For example as I am troubleshooting my website in order to whitelist or correct php coding ...
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mod_security not actually blocking requests despite rule trigger & returning 403

I've pulled my finger out and installed mod_security to protect our WHMCS installation (a PHP based billing system) from some of the more obvious SQL injection attacks to try and minimise our ...
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nginx with fail2ban and mod_security

I forgot to update my fail2ban config for nginx. I just moved to nginx from apache. Today, I got a lot of cals from a single IP. IP tried to access login pages with post and get methods IP tried to ...
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How do I handle apache2 modsecurity2 warnings like Match of “rx ^OPTIONS$” against “REQUEST_METHOD” required?

After upgrade from squeeze to wheezy I get loads of these messages in my apache errorlog when I open a webpage on myserver, (changed to myserver.de here): [Sat Oct 19 01:06:21 2013] [error] [client ...
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ModSecurity: collections_remove_stale: Failed deleting collection

Environment: Ubuntu Server 12.04 64Bit with Apache/2.2.22 (Ubuntu) and Worker mpm with modsecurity 2.7.5 and OWASP CRS latest. Problem: When server is under a load of 1500 concurrent users ...
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Find excluded keywords for $_POST/$_GET content with ModSecurity? [closed]

Our client has ModSecurity 2.0 with Rule Set 2.0.5 but he told us that minor detail at the end of the development. I need to audit all the application code and make sure it does not interfere with ...
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apache DirectoryMatch matching filenames

I have the following code in my security.conf file of apache <DirectoryMatch "/(albums|attachment(s)?|upload(s)?)"> Options -ExecCGI <IfModule php5_module> php_flag engine off ...
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You don't have permission to access /on this server

I created a form in joomla with 2000 fields but when I submit the form it gives me: error-- You don't have permission to access /en/soccer-player-update on this server. Additionally, a 404 Not Found ...
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Blocking repeated http requests in Apache behind a load balancer

I have a number of EC2 servers on AWS running apache behind a load balancer (ELB). Every now and then some IP address abuses the API hosted on the EC2 servers and causes a denial of service. I have no ...
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modsecurity whitelist to allow file downloads?

I have a site that has modsecurity enabled but I am receiving 403 Forbidden when trying to access PDF documents on the server through the web site. Is there a way to whitelist pdf files to allowed to ...
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mod_security to Inspect Post Variables

Can mod_security be used to inspect post variables? It looks like I can through turning SecRequestBodyAccess. I would like to check the username POST field from a form in wp-login.php. If it's value ...
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How to prevent from uploading shell

What is the best way to prevent from uploading c99shell,r57shell and another php sheller? i want when an attacker upload a shell the sheller don't show for him. I use mod_security ver 1.x Thanks in ...
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Apache 2.2.4: problems chroot with modsecurity

I've been installed mod_security. If i simply include in the httpd the configuration files of mod_security, it starts normally. Indeed, if i try to add SecChrootDir /mnt/chr , httpd will start, but at ...
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Proxying while preserving URI with mod_security2

I'm using a proxy: action in mod_security2. I'd like to preserve the full URL of the original request, however, and it seems to be rewriting that to the url in my proxy: action. So a request to ...
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short Apache outages (VPS, ModSecurity)

I have a problem with my site recently hosted at Liquidweb, none of their techs seems to be able to solve this issue even after days. Was hoping I could get some help here. Occasionally, my site's ...
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Apache vhost-specific logging

I have the following apache setting (in conf.d/owasp-modsecurity.conf): SecAuditLog "/var/www/vhosts/${lowercase:%{SERVER_NAME}}/statistics/logs/modsec_audit.log" When I do httpd -t I get the ...
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Limit mod_security rule to one vhost only

I run several domains (via vhosts) with the same apache installation. Some domains require different mod_security rules than the others. In a seperate exceptions.conf file I collect all those rules ...
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Blocking bad bots

I found this script and was wondering if this is just overkill and even worth using? Is it better for me to just use mod_security? # Generated using http://solidshellsecurity.com services # Begin ...
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Mod_security2 and clamav to catch malicious files on upload

Is there a clear documentation to describe the solution? It's very common and also necessary.
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log/dump response body

Is there any way to log response body in Apache 2? I need the exact content that will be sent to user browser. I tried mod_security audit logging, but it won't log response body for all requests. ...
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Enable Mod_Security for only one website

Is there a way to dis-able mod-security for all websites? except one? i have more than 500 websites hosted, only want to turn it on for one website, which is having attacks on it.
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Dropping incoming requests for a specific file with iptables

Server is a standard LAMP stack configured via cpanel on CentOS 5.9. We have one file, call it bad.php, on one of our domains that is mistakenly being accessed about 10 times a second by a service ...
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hosting provider web server blocks certain url string by using mod security [closed]

I have a blog which has a post with the following as url /blog/insert-into-tablea-select-fields-from-tableb-for-specific-values-only/ This was working well until recently. I got a different ...
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.htaccess ignored two layers deep on only some hosting plans [closed]

I have one .htaccess file doing this: RewriteRule ^system(.*)$ /system/app/$1 [QSA,L] ...and then underneath /system/app, I have another .htaccess file doing this: RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} ...
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How do I include a rule set with ModSecurity on IIS?

I'm using ModSecurity 2.7.1 on IIS 7.5 / Windows 2008 R2. I've reference my base set up conf file in my Web.Staging.config of a site like so: <ModSecurity enabled="true" ...
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Does ModSecurity 2.7.1 work with ASP.NET MVC 3?

I'm trying to get ModSecurity 2.7.1 to work with an ASP.NET MVC 3 website. The installation ran without errors and looking at the event log, ModSecurity is starting up successfully. I am using the ...
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ModSecurity compile error on nginx

I'm trying to install ModSecurity on nginx with the following instructions : wget https://github.com/SpiderLabs/ModSecurity/archive/master.zip unzip master cd ModSecurity-master ./autogen.sh ...
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Side effects of using owasp mod_sec rules [closed]

I was looking at all the owasp rules for mod_security. How badly does it slow your loading time down if you use them all? What would be the recommended packages to use? I want to mostly block bad UA, ...