policy/protocols/smtp/software.bro

SMTP

This script feeds software detected through email into the software framework. Mail clients and webmail interfaces are the only thing currently detected.

TODO:

  • Find some heuristic to determine if email was sent through a MS Exchange webmail interface as opposed to a desktop client.
Namespace:SMTP
Imports:base/frameworks/software/main.bro, base/protocols/smtp/main.bro
Source File:/scripts/policy/protocols/smtp/software.bro

Summary

Options

SMTP::detect_clients_in_messages_from: Host &redef Assuming that local mail servers are more trustworthy with the headers they insert into message envelopes, this default makes Bro not attempt to detect software in inbound message bodies.
SMTP::webmail_user_agents: pattern &redef A regular expression to match USER-AGENT-like headers to find if a message was sent with a webmail interface.

Redefinitions

SMTP::Info: record  
Software::Type: enum  

Detailed Interface

Options

SMTP::detect_clients_in_messages_from
Type:Host
Attributes:&redef
Default:LOCAL_HOSTS

Assuming that local mail servers are more trustworthy with the headers they insert into message envelopes, this default makes Bro not attempt to detect software in inbound message bodies. If mail coming in from external addresses gives incorrect data in the Received headers, it could populate your SOFTWARE logging stream with incorrect data. If you would like to detect mail clients for incoming messages (network traffic originating from a non-local address), set this variable to EXTERNAL_HOSTS or ALL_HOSTS.

SMTP::webmail_user_agents
Type:pattern
Attributes:&redef
Default:
/(((((^?(^iPlanet Messenger)$?)|(^?(^Sun Java\(tm\) System Messenger Express)$?))|(^?(\(IMP\))$?))|(^?(^SquirrelMail)$?))|(^?(^NeoMail)$?))|(^?(ZimbraWebClient)$?)/

A regular expression to match USER-AGENT-like headers to find if a message was sent with a webmail interface.

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