"Firefox" user-agent triggers IDS alerts

Bug #982999 reported by Stephane Chazelas
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Realtime Sunlight Wallpaper

Bug Description


I can see this tool does some "curl --user-agent Firefox http://static.die.net/earth/mollweide/1600.jpg"

That does trigger an alert with some network intrusion detection systems because the "Firefox" user agent has been known to be associated with trojan malware (see http://doc.emergingthreats.net/bin/view/Main/2007868 for instance).

It would probably be better to use a specific user agent like "Real-time Sunlight Wallpaper/0.4.2", or leave curl's default.

To post a comment you must log in.
This report contains Public information  
Everyone can see this information.

Other bug subscribers

Remote bug watches

Bug watches keep track of this bug in other bug trackers.