cookbook 'mod_security', '= 0.0.6', :supermarket
mod_security (13) Versions 0.0.6 Follow22
Installs and configures mod_security for Apache2 or IIS
cookbook 'mod_security', '= 0.0.6'
knife supermarket install mod_security
knife supermarket download mod_security
Ever wanted a little guardian angel to protect your chef deployed servers from the bad guys? Like a bad-ass Jiminy Cricket on your shoulder?
This package is to make deployment and testing of mod_security easier with chef. Right now it centers entirely around the OWASP Core Rule Sets of mod_security rules. In future, it will allow you to manage/deploy custom rule/rulesets of your own.
There are 2 main use cases right now:
Install on a real production server
- Adjust the attributes to your liking and install the default
Find out what ModSecurity could do for your site in less than
- Setup a base chef recipe for a server. Ubuntu 10.04 on Rackspace Cloud is pretty easy (and what I've tested with)
- Set it to install the default recipe
- Create a cookbook to reverse proxy to your real server sorta like
mod_secure_proxy "my_site" do server_name "www.mysite.com" enable_https true # if you want to proxy https too end </pre>
- Set your local /etc/hosts (or equiv.) file to have that server's IP look like your site
- Test to your heart's content.
- Look at /var/log/modsec.log and see what you could be blocking
- Change the "DetectOnly" attribute to "On" and test some more
This cookbook depends on apache2 and build-essential
- Ubuntu (tested on 10.04)
- CentOS (tested on 5.6)
- Arch (anything else that apache2 supports)
Major ones will be documented soon. For right now check the attributes file. A few suggestions
- Compile from source. I normally prefer not to do this, but some core rules break if you don't
- The core rules are in the cookbook because old version seem to
disappear from sourceforge, and that sucks if you're maintaining a
- Base rules should generally be safe. the other groups much less so. There are some rules with inconsistently named data files that will need to be fixed.
This installs base and the OWASP core rule set currently.
- version bump to fix packaging issue
- add server alias support for mod_secure_proxy definition
- test and fix data file loading issues in main,srl, and optional rulesets
- identify experimental rulesets that don't work in our environment yet
- add RedHat-based distro support
- upgrade to mod_security 2.6.2
- flesh out main config options as chef attributes
- 0.0.1 First release
License and Authors
Author:: Jason Rohwedder firstname.lastname@example.org
Copyright:: 2011, HoneyApps, Inc
Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at
Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.
|apache2 >= 0.0.0|
|build-essential >= 0.0.0|
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