Thursday, October 6, 2011

VRT Rule release for 10/06/2011, Snort

Join us as we welcome the introduction of the newest rule release for today from the VRT. In this release we didn't introduce any new rules and made modifications to 16 additional rules. In this rulepack we also introduce support for Snort

There were minor changes made to the snort.conf in this release:

max_spaces 0
small_chunk_length { 10 5 }

Were inserted into the http_inspect preprocessor configuration.

uu_decode_depth 0

was inserted into the SMTP preprocessor configuration. (Note the lowercase "d" in depth)

These changes are included in the etc/ directory of the VRT tarball for subscribers. If you are a registered Snort user, you may make the changes manually to your Snort.conf as seen above, or you can download the snort.conf here.

In VRT's rule release:
The Sourcefire VRT has added and modified multiple rules in the p2p rule set to provide coverage for emerging threats from these technologies.

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