base/protocols/ftp/gridftp.bro

GridFTP

A detection script for GridFTP data and control channels.

GridFTP control channels are identified by FTP control channels that successfully negotiate the GSSAPI method of an AUTH request and for which the exchange involved an encoded TLS/SSL handshake, indicating the GSI mechanism for GSSAPI was used. This analysis is all supported internally, this script simply adds the “gridftp” label to the service field of the control channel’s connection record.

GridFTP data channels are identified by a heuristic that relies on the fact that default settings for GridFTP clients typically mutually authenticate the data channel with TLS/SSL and negotiate a NULL bulk cipher (no encryption). Connections with those attributes are marked as GridFTP if the data transfer within the first two minutes is big enough to indicate a GripFTP data channel that would be undesirable to analyze further (e.g. stop TCP reassembly). A side effect is that true connection sizes are not logged, but at the benefit of saving CPU cycles that would otherwise go to analyzing the large (and likely benign) connections.

Namespace:GridFTP
Imports:base/frameworks/notice, base/protocols/conn, base/protocols/ftp/info.bro, base/protocols/ftp/main.bro, base/protocols/ssl
Source File:/scripts/base/protocols/ftp/gridftp.bro

Summary

Options

GridFTP::max_time: interval &redef Time during which we check whether a connection’s size exceeds the GridFTP::size_threshold.
GridFTP::size_threshold: count &redef Number of bytes transferred before guessing a connection is a GridFTP data channel.
GridFTP::skip_data: bool &redef Whether to skip further processing of the GridFTP data channel once detected, which may help performance.

Redefinitions

FTP::Info: record  

Events

GridFTP::data_channel_detected: event Raised when a GridFTP data channel is detected.

Functions

GridFTP::data_channel_initial_criteria: function &redef The initial criteria used to determine whether to start polling the connection for the GridFTP::size_threshold to have been exceeded.

Detailed Interface

Options

GridFTP::max_time
Type:interval
Attributes:&redef
Default:2.0 mins

Time during which we check whether a connection’s size exceeds the GridFTP::size_threshold.

GridFTP::size_threshold
Type:count
Attributes:&redef
Default:1073741824

Number of bytes transferred before guessing a connection is a GridFTP data channel.

GridFTP::skip_data
Type:bool
Attributes:&redef
Default:T

Whether to skip further processing of the GridFTP data channel once detected, which may help performance.

Events

GridFTP::data_channel_detected
Type:event (c: connection)

Raised when a GridFTP data channel is detected.

C:The connection pertaining to the GridFTP data channel.

Functions

GridFTP::data_channel_initial_criteria
Type:function (c: connection) : bool
Attributes:&redef

The initial criteria used to determine whether to start polling the connection for the GridFTP::size_threshold to have been exceeded. This is called in a ssl_established event handler and by default looks for both a client and server certificate and for a NULL bulk cipher. One way in which this function could be redefined is to make it also consider client/server certificate issuer subjects.

C:The connection which may possibly be a GridFTP data channel.
Returns:true if the connection should be further polled for an exceeded GridFTP::size_threshold, else false.
Copyright 2016, The Bro Project. Last updated on December 08, 2017. Created using Sphinx 1.5.2.