Thursday, February 10, 2011

EOL for 2.9.0.0 Shared Object Rules

With today's release of the VRT Rule pack, the EOL of 2.9.0.0 support for Shared Object rules is also taking place.   As a result of the changes in the Shared Object rule API earlier in the 2.9.0.x build tree, it has become necessary to remove 2.9.0.0 from the precompiled Shared Object builds.

Snort 2.9.0.4, which has also been released today, will now be supported with the VRT Shared Object rules, and anyone running 2.9.0.0, should go ahead and move to the current patch level of the 2.9.0.x tree:  2.9.0.4.

The Shared Object rule builds for 2.8.6.1 are unaffected, however, as a reminder, support for 2.8.6.1 will end at the release of Snort 2.9.1 (+90 days), so those of you on 2.8.6.1 are encouraged to start upgrading.

In order to subscribe now to the VRT's newest rule detection functionality, you can subscribe for as low as $29 US dollars a year for personal users, be sure and see our business pricing as well at http://www.snort.org/store.  Make sure and stay up to date to catch the most emerging threats!

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