[Snort-devel] so_rules broken makefile or bad tarball

Jeff Nathan jeff at ...835...
Wed Jan 27 14:37:02 EST 2010


Thanks for getting back to me.

I spoke with some of your associates about it offline and the issue of
some rules not being released in open source form is understandable
due to contractual agreements.

And, since this is stated at the top of the README in the so_rules/src
, it seems as though VRT has tried to documented this, I just
overlooked it.



On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 12:11 PM, Brian Caswell <bmc at ...402...> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 11:40 PM, Jeff Nathan <jeff at ...835...> wrote:
>> Am I missing something or are the tarballs missing files and/or the
>> Makefiles broken?
> The tarballs are missing files, but this is as designed.  We ship the
> Makefile used to build the shared objects included in the released
> packages.  Due to contractual obligations on vulnerability detail
> disclosure, some of the C files are stripped out of the distribution
> prior to release.  You are experiencing a byproduct  of all of the C
> files of a specific rule category, web-activex in the case, having
> release restrictions.
> This issue has been noted before and is not optimal.  A more optimal
> solution is in the works, but I have no ETA at this time.
> Brian

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