Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Snort available for download now


The SNORTⓇ team recently released a new version of Snort 3 on and the Snort 3 GitHub.


Snort contains several new features and bug fixes. Here's a complete rundown of what's new in this version. Users are encouraged to update as soon as possible and to upgrade to Snort 3 if they have not already done so.

Here's a rundown of all the changes and new features in this latest version of Snort 3.
  • AppID: Handle SNI in efp event.
  • AppID: Make peg counts consistent with what is reported to external components* 
  • AppID: Updated the AppID API to include SSH in the list of service inspectors that need inspection.
  • dnp3, gtp, file_type: Fix assert while parsing string parameter.
  • doc: Update JavaScript normalization docs.
  • http2_inspect: Don't send data frames to the HTTP stream splitter when it's not expecting them.
  • http2_inspect: Hardening.
  • http_inspect: Version update, http_version_match rule option.
  • stream_tcp: Limit reassembly size for AtomSplitter. Thanks to barosch78 and DAKOIT for their help in the process of finding the root cause.
  • stream_tcp: Skip seglist gap in post-ack mode if data is acked beyond the gap.
  • stream_user: Change packet type from PDU to USER for hext daq, user codec, and stream_user.
  • wizard: Make max_search_depth applicably for curses.

Snort 3 is the next generation of the Snort Intrusion Prevention System. The GitHub page will walk users through what Snort 3 has to offer and guide users through the steps of getting set up — from download to demo. Users unfamiliar with Snort should start with the Snort Resources page and the Snort 101 video series

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