[Snort-sigs] Snort 2.8.6 Beta Now Available

Snort Releases snortreleases at ...95...
Wed Dec 30 15:05:19 EST 2009

A beta version of Snort 2.8.6 is now available on snort.org, at

Snort 2.8.6 introduces:

   * Updates to HTTP Inspect to allow server-specific configurations
     to normalize the HTTP header and/or cookies have been added.

   * Updates to HTTP Inspect Support gzip decompression across
     multiple packets.  Enable via --enable-zip during the build.

   * Added a Sensitive Data preprocessor, which performs detection of
     Personally Identifiable Information (PII).  A new rule option is
     available to define new PII.  See README.sensitive_data and the
     Snort Manual for configuration details.

   * Added a new pattern matcher and related configurations.  The new
     pattern matcher is optimized to use less memory and perform at
     AC speed.

Please see the Release Notes and ChangeLog for more details.

Please submit bugs, questions, and feedback to snort-beta at ...3053...

Happy Snorting!
The Snort Release Team

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