cookbook 'mod_security', '= 0.2.1'
mod_security (13) Versions 0.2.1 Follow22
Installs and configures mod_security for Apache2 or IIS
cookbook 'mod_security', '= 0.2.1', :supermarket
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
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 recipe.
Find out what ModSecurity could do for your site in less than
- Setup a base chef recipe for a server.
- Set it to install the default recipe
- Create a cookbook to reverse proxy to your real server sorta like this: <pre> 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 or IIS for Windows
- Windows (tested on 2008R2 and 2012R2)
- Ubuntu (tested on 12.04 and 13.04)
- Debian (tested on 6.0.8 and 7.2.0)
- RedHat (untested)
- CentOS (tested on 6.5)
- Fedora (untested)
- FreeBSD (untested)
- 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
- crs->bundled determines if the bundled version of the crs should be used or if the core rules are downloaded from the SpiderLabs GitHub releases.
- Base rules should generally be safe, the other groups much less so. There are some rules with inconsistently named data files that are fixed by this cookbook.
- custom->rules allows you to install your own custom rules
- custom->datafiles allows you to install your own data files to be used in pmFromFile directives
This installs base, the OWASP core rule set and your own custom rules, adjust
mod_security.install_base,mod_security.install_crs and mod_security.install_custom
to alter this behavior
Installs mod_security for Apache (!Windows)
Installs mod_security for IIS (Windows)
Install the bundled / chef template managed OWASP CRS
Reads custom->rules and custom->datafiles properties and creates .conf and .data
files based on their contents in mod_security/rules which is included by the default
License and Authors
Author:: Jason Rohwedder firstname.lastname@example.org
Author:: Frank Breedijk email@example.com
Author:: Gavin Reynolds firstname.lastname@example.org
Author:: Matthijs Wijers email@example.com
Author:: Steven Geerts firstname.lastname@example.org
Copyright:: 2015, 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
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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|
|apt >= 0.0.0|
|yum >= 0.0.0|
|windows >= 0.0.0|
There are no cookbooks that are contingent upon this one.
- Updated to mod_security 2.7.7 and OWASP CRS 2.2.8
- Downloading source and CRS tarballs from SpiderLabs GitHub releases
- Added SHA256 verification of downloaded source and CRS tarballs
- Downloading tarballs to Chef file cache path instead of under the mod_security dir
- Added integration testing using test-kitchen across multiple platforms
- Foodcritic and Rubocop fixes
- 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
- First release