[Snort-sigs] VRT Release 2010-02-23 uses "detection_filter"

Matt Olney molney at ...435...
Wed Feb 24 10:33:31 EST 2010

You know, it probably isn't unreasonable for us to call out changes
like that.  Going forward we'll see what we can do.  That being said,
we have called out that those who don't stay up with the latest Snort
may have issues:

Note: Snort rule packages for Subscribers and Registered Users track
the latest patch release for any major version. This means that rule
packages may make use of features that only exist in the latest
version of Snort. A simple example is: If 2.8.4 is the current version
of Snort then the snortrules-snapshot-2.8 packages might use features
not available in and earlier.


On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 10:26 AM, evilghost at ...3397...
<evilghost at ...3397...> wrote:
> While I truly enjoy surprises sometimes I'm disappointed when the gift
> isn't something I wanted.  In this case the gift was given to me by VRT
> and came in the form of "detection_filter".  As I eagerly unpacked the
> tar-gzip, giddy like the child on Christmas morning, my happiness turned
> to sadness.  Santa brought me some coal, have I really been that bad?
> It made my Snorts become very unhappy (evidently they don't like
> surprises like I do).  Sure I can sed these out but a little advance
> warning is nice.  Note, advance warning does not constitute "Snort 2.8.5
> is current, you should be running it" or the genetic catch-all warning
> currently in place.  Specific warnings such as "These VRT rules are
> using detection_filter" would be highly appreciated and would allow me
> react accordingly before I dropped a few depth-charges on my Snorts.
> http://www.snort.org/vrt/docs/ruleset_changelogs/2_8/changes-2010-02-23.html
> -evilghost
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