Monday, August 17, 2015

Snort 2.9.8 Beta has been released!

Join us as we welcome the newest Snort beta, 2.9.8!  Check out the following release notes:

Snort 2.9.8 Beta

[*] New additions

  • AppID is no longer experimental.
  • SMBv2/SMBv3 support for file inspection. 
  • Port override for metadata service in IPS rules.
  • AppID Lua detector performance profiling.
  • Perfmon dumps stats at fixed intervals from absolute time.
  • New preprocessor alert (18:120) to detect SSH tunneling over HTTP
  • New config option |disable_replace| to disable replace rule option.
  • New Stream configraution |log_asymmetric_traffic| to control logging to syslog.
  • New shell script in tools to create simple Lua detetors for AppID.

[*] Improvements

  • sfip_t refactored to use struct in6_addr for all ip addresses.
  • Post-detection callback for preprocessors.
  • AppID support for multiple server/client detectors evaluting on same flow.
  • AppID API for DNS packets.
  • Memory optimizations throughout.
  • Support sending UDP active responses.
  • Fix permon tracking of pruned packets.
  • Improved support for expected sessions.

You can download and use Snort 2.9.8 beta after downloading it from the Downloads page under "Development Releases"

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