Month: December 2012

Cara Install Mod Security pada FreeBSD

FreeBSD install mod_security

Type the following command to update ports tree:
# portsnap fetch update
Under FreeBSD 7, mod_security can be installed by typing the following commands:
# cd /usr/ports/www/mod_security
# make install clean

Configure mod_security

The modsecurity 2 Core Rules have been installed in

By default it run in “DetectionOnly” mode as not to disturb operatings of working websites and Apache. First change directory to /usr/local/etc/apache22/Includes/mod_security2/:
# cd /usr/local/etc/apache22/Includes/mod_security2/
Now, open the ModSecuirty core rule set file – modsecurity_crs_10_config.conf, enter:
# vi modsecurity_crs_10_config.conf
The file is well documented so just customize it according to your requirements. Open httpd.conf file located at /usr/local/etc/apache22 and make sure following line exists:
LoadFile /usr/local/lib/
LoadModule security2_module libexec/apache22/

Finally, restart the apache:
# /usr/local/etc/rc.d/apache22 restart

Monitoring mod_security log files

By default logs are written to following two files:

  • /var/log/httpd-modsec2_audit.log
  • /var/log/httpd-modsec2_debug.log
  • /var/log/httpd-error.log or virtual domain error.log file

You can detect attacks by viewing these two files using grep or tail:
tail -f /var/log/httpd-modsec2_audit.log
grep cmd.exe /var/log/httpd-modsec2_audit.log
tail -f /home/httpd/

Once everything started to working perfectly open modsecurity_crs_10_config.conf file and set SecRuleEngine to On:
SecRuleEngine On
Restart apache:
# /usr/local/etc/rc.d/apache22 restart