[Snort-sigs] PulledPork v0.6.0 the Smoking Pig is on fire!

JJC cummingsj at ...2420...
Mon Mar 28 20:18:55 EDT 2011

Version 0.6.0 of PulledPork has just been released.  This version represents
a significant number of feature enhancements, bug fixes, and overall
improvements.  More information can be found in the official announcement
 I have also included a pasted version of the changelog below.

As always, I would like to thank the community for their continued support!

The new PullePork <http://pulledpork.googlecode.com/> can be downloaded from
the following location:
SHA1 Checksum: 050c5a2af6feee22dcca5e5b5893a9b99c3c70a6
MD5 Checksum:7e7054477a580162600fcaffe61fe9b4

v0.6.0 the Smoking Pig

*New Features / changes:*

   - Added -q command line switch to squelch everything except fatal errors
   - Code clean up for readability
   - Move debug output to allow for better debugging of actual variable
   - Update config to allow for ssl from ET
   - Update config to allow for new snort rules gzip
   - Bug #55 - Create capability to ignore more granularly (plaintext,
   preproc, shared object or global).
   - Bug #50 - You can now create backups and archives of your existing
   config and rules files etc...
      - This adds the PM requirement of File::Find
   - Bug #56 - More verbose output when a flowbit is re-enabled (only when
   run with -v)
   - Bug #60 - added -E flag that will cause ONLY enabled rules to be
   written to output files
   - Bug #47 - added -R flag that will set the state of the rules specified
   in enablesid.conf back to their ORIGINAL state, as read from the source
   rules tarball.
   - Bug #63 - added sid MSG information to changelog output.
   - Added -k and -K options to allow for the writing of the original source
   file rather than one large output file.
   - Bug #66 - Prepend VRT rulesets with VRT- and ET rulesets with ET- to
   allow for paralell ruleset operations.  This also provides more granularity
   in that scenario wherein the user could set state in a VRT or ET category
   only by specifying VRT-category or ET-category in the sid state modification
   - Added support for 500 errors, specifying that users should update their
   root cert store!

*Bug Fixes:*

   - Bug #39 - updated to allow for use of username:pass at ...3582...
   - Bug #49 - fix for race condition not allowing HUP to work with -nTH
   switches specified
   - Bug #40 - allow so_rules to be handled when non VRT rulesets are
   - Bug #45 - create a blank so_stub rules file so that we don't get an
   error re: a blank file from snort when generating so_stubs! (only if the
   file does not already exist, and only if you are using SOs!)
   - Bug #46 - throw error if a config file that is specified does not
   - Bug #42 - Added OpenSUSE-11-3 to list
   - Fixed race condition that did not properly handle certain spaces in
   flowbits set and isset values, resulting in unchecked flowbits etc...
   - Bug #51 - Increased timeout value to 60 seconds
   - Bug #53 - Fixed pcre issue that caused certain rules containing isset
   and set flobwits values to incorrectly be auto-enabled.
   - Bug #61 - Fixed so that .so rules are not touched!
   - Bug #67 - Fixed regex to allow for space between ( and msg.
   - Bug #71 - Flaw in if statement logic did not allow for proper multiline
   rule parsing
   - Undocumented ID - Flaw in changelog routine did not allow for proper
   writing of sid-msg or sid in "deleted rules" section of the changelog.
   - Bug #62 - Added check for amd64 string during arch detection!

*Special Notes:*

   - Bug #47 - This should be used by advanced users only, it can produce
   results that may not make sense to the typical user.  And frankly, I don't
   understand it ;-)
   - Bug #60 - This fix WILL cause inconsistency in your changelog, as when
   PP reads the old rules from the existing rules file, it will have only the
   enabled rules in it.. thus any rules that were not enabled in that file will
   show up as NEW rules in the changelog output, you have been warned, so no

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