Rules defining attack counters¶
Rules Define forced browsing attacks counter and Define brute-force attacks counter are used to add tags to specific requests. The postanalytics module uses these tags to detect dirbust (forced browsing) and brute‑force attacks respectively.
Applying the rule to real traffic
To apply the rule to real traffic, you need to set a threshold to trigger the rule:
- Number of 404 responses for the rule Define forced browsing attacks counter
- Number of requests for the rule Define brute-force attacks counter
Thresholds are configured via triggers. Examples of triggers are available at this link.
Creating and applying the rule¶
To create and apply the rule:
Create the rule Define forced browsing attacks counter or Define brute-force attacks counter in the Profile & Rules section of the Wallarm Console. The rule consists of the following components:
- Condition describes the request to add the brute‑force or forced browsing tags to.
- Counter name defines the name of the tag which will be added to the request. The name should correspond to the following format:
d:<name>for the rule Define forced browsing attacks counter
b:<name>for the rule Define brute-force attacks counter
Message about inherited counter
If you have a Default rule defining attack counter, you can get a message
Inherited counter: <name>when creating a rule with defined conditions that will trigger this rule. Default rule is applied to all incoming requests as it does not have defined conditions that trigger the rule.
The message is for informational purposes only. Operation of the rule with defined trigger conditions will not be affected as it has a higher priority than the Default rule.
Create a trigger with a threshold for the rule to fire. Examples of triggers are available at this link.
Add a forced browsing attack tag
d:api_fr_user_passwordsto requests sent to the path
api/frontend/user/passwordsof the protected resource
Add a brute-force attack tag
b:api_fr_user_loginto requests sent to the path
api/frontend/user/loginof the protected resource