Friday, April 13, 2012

Security Onion 20120412 now available!

Security Onion 20120412 is now available!  This resolves the following issues:
Issue 226: Rename bro workers
Issue 255: Add /etc/cron.d/nsm-watchdog back to nsmnow-admin-scripts package

Users with two or more interfaces will notice that the Bro worker configuration in /usr/local/etc/node.cfg has changed.  Instead of worker-1, worker-2, etc., they now follow our normal naming convention (so-eth0, so-eth1, etc.).  For users with only one interface, there will be no changes to the Bro configuration since the standalone Bro configuration doesn't have named workers.

New Users
New users can download and install the 20120125 ISO image using the instructions here. The step marked "Install Security Onion updates" will automatically install this update.

In-place Upgrade
Existing Security Onion users can perform an in-place upgrade using the following command (if you're behind a proxy, remember to set your proxy variables as described in the FAQ):
sudo -i "curl -L > ~/ && bash ~/"

Upgrade Process
If you have any questions, please join our mailing list and ask away!

Thanks to Karolis Cepulis for identifying the missing /etc/cron.d/nsm-watchdog file!
Thanks to the following for their help in testing this release!
Scott Burkhart
David Zawdie

Help Wanted!
Security Onion needs you!  Please see the new Team Members page on the wiki!

Want to learn more about Intrusion Detection?
Doug Burks will be teaching SANS 503 Intrusion Detection In-Depth in Augusta, GA in June!  For more information, please see:

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