Friday, September 12, 2014

New ossec-hids-server package resolves three issues

ossec-hids-server - 2.8.0-ubuntu10securityonion7 should resolve the following issues:

Issue 412: OSSEC 2.8

Issue 573: OSSEC increase setmaxagents to 1024

Issue 330: ossec.conf changes

This new package has been tested by the following (thanks!):
Brian Kellogg
David Zawdie
Mike Seward

Installation Process

After installing the new OSSEC package, you'll need to double-check /var/ossec/etc/ossec.conf and add back any local customizations.  Also, if you had added any local rules to /var/ossec/rules/local_rules.xml, you'll need to do the following:
sudo cp /var/ossec/rules/local_rules.xml-2.6 /var/ossec/rules/local_rules.xml

You can then restart OSSEC as follows:
sudo service ossec-hids-server restart

The new package is now available in our stable repo.  Please see the following page for full update instructions:

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