block files with multiple level of compression

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L1 Bithead

block files with multiple level of compression

I want to block all kind of compressed files with more than the support 2 levels of compressions. Is this possible?

L6 Presenter

Re: block files with multiple level of compression

You mean like an arj within a rar within a zip?

L3 Networker

Re: block files with multiple level of compression

PAN performs a maximum of 2 levels of decompression

IPS Scanning of Compressed Files

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L1 Bithead

Re: block files with multiple level of compression

I know that the pa supports only 2 levels. My question was: Can i block files with more than 2 levels? In a test scenario, a exe file within a multiple zip file was not sent to wildfire.

L1 Bithead

Re: block files with multiple level of compression

Manually unpacking the file und uploading the exe to wildfire revealed a 0day infected file.

L5 Sessionator

Re: block files with multiple level of compression

Be uploaded to wildfire only PE files. if more than 2 level of compression, file is seen as zip then no PE then no wildfire :-)

In my mind not able to block file with more than two level of compression.

V.

L5 Sessionator

Re: block files with multiple level of compression

Hello,

You cannot block files with more than 2 levels of compression today.  If you would like this functionality, please contact your SE to submit a feature request.

Thanks,

Doris

L4 Transporter

Re: block files with multiple level of compression

So, I just did a test by FTPing a malicious .exe file that was compressed inside of a .ZIP. My Data Filtering log shows the action for the .PE file within the .ZIP as "forward" however, I did not receive anything from the Wildfire Cloud. Also, the Wildfire Portal has no entry for this file being uploaded.

Any insight as to why Wildfire did not receive the file that had the "forward" action?

Thanks,

Jeff

L4 Transporter

Re: block files with multiple level of compression

We have seen the same issue... files that are apparently "forwarded" to WildFire never show up as malicious, even files that we know are malicious.

We have asked Palo Alto for a test .exe that we can send across the network and will always flag as malicious... another malware appliance we have does this exact thing (similar to the EICAR antivirus file you can test AV solutions with)

L4 Transporter

Re: block files with multiple level of compression

What I do to get malicious files to test with Wildfire, is go to malc0de.com, go to the Tools menu and then click on "Search Malc0de Database". Then I type in .exe in the search window. This will pull up a list of files that are either malicious or at benign but, will actually trigger Wildfire actions on the PANW. I download that files to my Macbook so, they will not infect my machine.  So far, so good for exercising Wildfire actions and the portal.

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