Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Snort 2.9.4.1 packages now available

Snort 2.9.4.1 was recently released:
http://blog.snort.org/2013/03/snort-2941-has-been-released.html

I've packaged Snort 2.9.4.1 and DAQ 2.0.0 and the new packages have been tested by the following (thanks!):
Heine Lysemose
David Zawdie

The new packages are now available in our stable repo. You can initiate the upgrade process using the graphical Update Manager or using the following one-liner:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Please note that, if you normally use the Registered User VRT Ruleset, you are on a 30-day delay and rules may not be available for Snort 2.9.4.1 yet.

Install Process

The Snort update will do the following:

  • back up each of your existing snort.conf file(s) to snort.conf.bak
  • update Snort to 2.9.4.1

If you're running Snort in production, then you'll need to do the following:

  • apply your local customizations to the new snort.conf file(s)
  • update ruleset and restart Snort as follows:
sudo rule-update
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

snort -V

Apply any local customizations to snort.conf and then run "sudo rule-update"

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