Friday, August 22, 2014

New securityonion-nsmnow-admin-scripts package prevents update prompts for Ubuntu 14.04

Over the past few weeks, you may have seen some Ubuntu prompts to upgrade to the new Ubuntu release (Ubuntu 14.04).  For example:



We have no immediate plans to support Ubuntu 14.04, so Ryan Peck suggested some changes to avoid these Ubuntu prompts (thanks, Ryan!):
https://groups.google.com/d/topic/security-onion/_N6O0XZbcSE/discussion

I've updated the NSM package to include these changes.  The updated package version is as follows:
securityonion-nsmnow-admin-scripts - 20120724-0ubuntu0securityonion82

After installing, you should no longer receive either of the prompts shown above.  Here's an example of logging in via ssh without being prompted to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04:


If you're running a kernel other than 3.2 (as shown above), you may still receive an Ubuntu message about updating your kernel and HWE stack.  Please do NOT do this until we release new PF_RING packages which support the new 3.13 kernel.  You can help us test the new PF_RING packages by joining the security-onion-testing Google Group and referring to this thread:
https://groups.google.com/d/topic/security-onion-testing/mKVn-GAPaIg/discussion

UPDATE 2014/08/27: Our new PF_RING packages have been released:
http://blog.securityonion.net/2014/08/new-pfring-snort-suricata-bro-packages.html

For instructions on updating your HWE stack, please see:
http://blog.securityonion.net/2014/08/ubuntu-hardware-enablement-hwe-stacks.html

This new package has been tested by the following (thanks!):
Pete Nelson
David Zawdie
Ronny Vaningh

Issues Resolved

Issue 574: NSM: prevent checking for new Ubuntu releases
https://code.google.com/p/security-onion/issues/detail?id=574

Updating
The new package is now available in our stable repo.  Please see the following page for full update instructions:
https://code.google.com/p/security-onion/wiki/Upgrade

Feedback
If you have any questions or problems, please use our security-onion mailing list:
https://code.google.com/p/security-onion/wiki/MailingLists

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Commercial Support/Training
Need training and/or commercial support?  Please see:
http://securityonionsolutions.com

Help Wanted
If you and/or your organization have found value in Security Onion, please consider giving back to the community by joining one of our teams:
https://code.google.com/p/security-onion/wiki/TeamMembers

We especially need help in answering support questions on the mailing list:
http://groups.google.com/group/security-onion

We also need help testing new packages:
http://groups.google.com/group/security-onion-testing

Thanks!

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