Monday, December 1, 2014

Snort 2.9.7 and Daq 2.0.4 now available!

Snort 2.9.7 and Daq 2.0.4 were recently released:
http://blog.snort.org/2014/10/snort-297-has-been-released.html

I've updated our packages:
securityonion-daq - 2.0.4-0ubuntu0securityonion2
securityonion-pfring-daq - 20121107-0ubuntu0securityonion9
securityonion-snort - 2.9.7.0-0ubuntu0securityonion4

These new packages should resolve the following issues:

Issue 636: Snort 2.9.7.0
https://code.google.com/p/security-onion/issues/detail?id=636

Issue 637: Snort DAQ 2.0.4
https://code.google.com/p/security-onion/issues/detail?id=637

Issue 648: Rebuild securityonion-pfring-daq for new DAQ
https://code.google.com/p/security-onion/issues/detail?id=648

The new packages have been tested by the following (thanks!):
Eddy Simons
Ronny Vaningh
David Zawdie

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

These updates will back up each of your existing snort.conf files to snort.conf.bak.  You'll then need to do the following:

  • re-apply any local customizations to your snort.conf files
  • update ruleset and restart Snort/Suricata as follows:
sudo rule-update
If you get an error like the following:
ERROR: The dynamic detection library "/usr/local/lib/snort_dynamicrules/chat.so" version 1.0 compiled with dynamic engine library version 2.1 isn't compatible with the current dynamic engine library "/usr/lib/snort_dynamicengine/libsf_engine.so" version 2.4.
then please see:
https://code.google.com/p/security-onion/wiki/FAQ#I_just_updated_Snort_and_it's_now_saying_'ERROR:_The_d

Screenshots
"sudo soup" will ask you to check/update your snort.conf file(s)

"sudo rule-update" will download the updated ruleset and restart Snort

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

Training
Need training?  Please see:
https://security-onion-class-20141215.eventbrite.com/

Commercial Support
Need 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 testing new packages:
http://groups.google.com/group/security-onion-testing

Thanks!

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