I'd like some help creating a custom threat signature that would would detect/block DNS TXT requests similar to threat signature ID:34842 which detects DNS ANY Request.
The goal is to disable DNS Queries regarding TXT resource records from our LAN to the untrust network. We had an internal security audit done where they were able to tunnel out through DNS TXT records using a custom malware agent. This agent encoded all of it's TCP using base64 in proper DNS TXT records. I'd like to be able to block such attacks by being able to detect DNS TXT Request and block them, permitting only our SMTP servers to do such lookups.
Can anyone help me with building the Custom threat signature?
I do have packet captures but they would only be helpful if I was trying to write a rule matching specific traffic patterns of the payload within the DNS TXT request which I'm not. Since so many tunneling tools exploit DNS TXT records using different encoding techniques, each would have different patterns so I'm just looking to create a signature that I can use detect and block all DNS TXT requests. The signature I'd like to create would be similar to threat signature ID:34842 which detects DNS ANY Request regardless if the payload of the ANY request.
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