What is ModSecurity?

What is ModSecurity?

ModSecurity (ModSec) is an Apache module that helps protect your website from external attacks. As a web application firewall (WAF), ModSecurity detects and blocks unwanted intrusions into your site.

Is ModSecurity a WAF?

WAF time. ModSecurity is a popular open source web application firewall (WAF) that’s designed to work through the application of pre-set rules. The technology is often paired with the Nginx web server.

Should I disable Mod_security?

We will not recommend to disable Mod-Security on your account. Mod_security module helps to protect your website from various attacks. If mod-security is disabled on your account, your website will be at risk from vulnerabilities.

What is a ModSecurity error?

This error was generated by Mod_Security.” That means you have tried some wrong passwords or tried to reach some url’s which server detected you as attacker. And now your browser have disabled your access.

How do you fix ModSecurity?

How to Fix the mod_security Error?

  1. Contact your Host. As you have already learned, it is a server-side error and the easier and safer fix for the error would be contacting your hosting provider.
  2. Disable mod_security by using the . htaccess file.
  3. Disable mod_security for Specific URLs.

How do I disable ModSecurity?

How to Disable mod_security in Apache

  1. Open . htaccess file. .
  2. Disable mod_security in . htaccess. Add the following code to your .
  3. Restart Apache web server. Restart Apache web server to apply changes.
  4. Log into cPanel. Log into cPanel and go to Security section.
  5. Disable mod_security in cPanel. Click mod_security icon.

How do I know if ModSecurity is installed?

Checking on a WHM Server

  1. Find the “Plugins” section in the left navigation.
  2. If ModSecurity is installed, you’ll see Mod Security listed under your plugins.

What is ModSecurity in Apache?

ModSecurity is a plug-in module for Apache that works like a firewall. It functions through rule sets, which allow you to customize and configure your server security. ModSecurity can also monitor web traffic in real time and help you detect and respond to intrusions.

How do you fix ModSecurity issues?

What is ModSecurity cPanel?

ModSecurity is a web application firewall. It monitors incoming web traffic for threats in real-time, blocking malicious connections before they reach applications.

How do I enable ModSecurity?

  1. Step 1: Update Software Repositories. Open a terminal window, and enter the following:
  2. Step 2: Installing ModSecurity On Apache. Install ModSecurity on Debian.
  3. Step 4: Download Latest OWASP ModSecurity Rules.
  4. Step 5: Test Apache Configuration.
  5. Step 6: Create ModSecurity Rules.

How do I enable MOD security?

Where can I get the latest ModSecurity rules?

To ensure you have the latest ModSecurity rules, you can download the latest ModSecurity Core Rule Set (CRS) from Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) at CoreRuleSet.org. While logged into your server, download the latest CRS from CoreRuleSet.org/installation, replacing the GitHub URL as needed:

What is mod _ security and should I use it?

What is mod_security? ModSecurity is a toolkit for real-time web application monitoring, logging, and access control. I like to think about it as an enabler: there are no hard rules telling you what to do; instead, it is up to you to choose your own path through the available features.

What was the original purpose of ModSecurity module?

Originally designed as a module for the Apache HTTP Server, it has evolved to provide an array of Hypertext Transfer Protocol request and response filtering capabilities along with other security features across a number of different platforms including Apache HTTP Server, Microsoft IIS and Nginx.

When was the first version of ModSecurity released?

ModSecurity was first developed by Ivan Ristić, who wrote the module with the end goal of monitor application traffic on the Apache HTTP Server. The first version was released in November 2002 which supported Apache HTTP Server 1.3.x.