CRS Project News March 2018

This is the CRS newsletter covering the period from Early February until today.

We held our monthly community chat. We had quite a few people stop by.

  • csanders
  • lifeforms
  • franbuehler
  • emphazer
  • dune73
  • agi
  • squared
  • fzipi_
  • spartantri

Our agenda from before the chat is available here. During the chat we discussed the following:


We added support for ModSecurity-v3/Apache and Modsecurity-v2/Nginx to the CRS Support ModSecurity Docker Repos. These will be used when testing before a release. Additionally, we will be adding testing with Nginx+FTW in addition to Apache+FTW.

A blog about the current CI process will be created for next month.

Issue #990 status : Only issue was with FTW failing tests, this has since been fixed. This was merged.

CRS Summit at AppSec EU:  The proposed CRS Summit will be on July 4, 4pm in London, the closing day of the trainings, the night before the real conference starts.

Dune73, Tin Zaw, and csanders-git submitted CFPs to AppSec EU.

#1013 FP resolution status: was merged.

#994 File detection: was built against ubuntu with ModSecurity on Apache. This was causing conflicts. We decided as an organization to switch our CI testing env to Ubuntu (instead of fedora).

#989 Fix Regression Tests: For some reasons even though tests were fixed, these still failed, we'll be rebasing and that should fix the issue.

remaining @azhao155 issues represent actual issues with how the rules are written.

CRS 3.1 release date shooting for May 2018

csanders-git put forth a number of options for increasing project management capabilities within the project. A further email will be sent out.


  • Posted a blog post from Karl Stoney - Creating an OpenWAF solution with Nginx, ElasticSearch and ModSecurity
  • Posted a blog post from Christian Peron - Building a WAF test harness
  • Posted a blog post from Christian Folini - How to tune your WAF installation to reduce false positives

The next community chats will be held on the following dates:

April 2, 2018 20:30 CET

May 7, 2018 20:30 CET

June 4, 2018 20:30 CET

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