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Securing WebGoat with modsecurity - Help needed
Posted by: bin4ry
Date: May 19, 2009 02:16AM

Hi together,

i've seen this "securing webgoat with modsecurity" project ( and this is exactly what i am looking for:

I'ld like to have a vulnerable web-app with a waf in front of it. Now i'd like to do some assessment tests.

However, unfortunately there are very few tips on how to set up the environment.

Since i couldnt get webgoat up and running on my ubuntu 9.04, i installed it on virtual xp machine. Same for apache and mod_jk.

First i tried to install mod_jk by downloading it and putting it to {APACHE_INSTALL}/modules/ I edited {APACHE_INSTALL}/conf/httpd.conf and added:

LoadModule jk_module modules/

I now tried to use the auto-config method (as described here by adding the following line at the end of {APACHE_INSTALL}/conf/httpd.conf:

Include C:/Programme/WebGoat-5.2/tomcat/conf/auto/mod_jk.conf

Now I edited {TOMCAT_INSTALL}/conf/server.xml (and server_8080.xml since i didnt know which one would be the correct one because i always use webgoat_8080.bat to start tomcat on port 8080 since apache is already listening on port 80) and after

<Engine name="Catalina" defaultHost="localhost">

i added

<Listener className="org.apache.jk.config.ApacheConfig" modJk="modules/" />

After a restart of tomcat it generated "mod_jk.conf" in {TOMCAT_INSTALL}/conf/auto/

but it is empty!

My questions are:

What am i doing wrong? Do i have to manually set the mod_jk.conf-directives in httpd.conf?

How do i proceed? How do i setup mod_proxy?

Thanks for help

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Re: Securing WebGoat with modsecurity - Help needed
Posted by: wireghoul
Date: May 19, 2009 02:39AM

Uhm, last time I used webgoat on windows it was a simple install and then run procedure.

There are far better venues for Apache technical support than these forums.


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Re: Securing WebGoat with modsecurity - Help needed
Posted by: nEUrOO
Date: May 25, 2009 10:46AM

i think i remember that webgoat needs to be installed in C:/webgoatit-5.2 coz some predefined/hardcoded environment paths. otherwise, grep for the path on different files and look if there are hardcoded paths

nEUrOO -- --

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