Custom Vuln Signature with req and rsp contexts fails

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Custom Vuln Signature with req and rsp contexts fails

Sorry to cross post this - I was directed to the DEVCENTRE as a more likely setting to find an answer to this.

I'm trying to stem the flood of wordpress brute force attacks coming INTO our network (we are a web host, so host thousands of WP sites).

Detecting WP logins is relatively easy, by setting up a signature that looks for the regex wp\-login\.php in the http-req-uri-path context with the http-method = POST qualifier. I can now see all of the wp-login requests coming into our network.

However, detecting a FAILED WP login means also detecting the 200 response code from the web server (WordPress issues a 302 redirect upon successful login, a 200 upon failure).

I have tried adding an extra AND condition to my signature which checks for http-rsp-code = 200 but it doesn't trigger. My Custom Vulnerablity Sig looks like this

Custom Vuln Signature:

Severity : Informational

Default Action : Alert

Direction : client2server

Affected System : server

Signature (Standard)

Scope : Transaction

Ordered Condition Match

Condition 1 : pattern-match http-req-uri-path ~= wp\-login\.php

Condition 2 : equal-to http-rsp-code == 200

Why is this failing to work? Without Condition 2 it detects all wp logins, but with Condition 2 enabled it sees nothing. It appears that if I mix a http-req and http-rsp in any way it fails. Help :-)

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