[Snort-sigs] SNORT version lifecycle

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Mon Oct 20 13:49:42 EDT 2014


From: Hanson.Webster at ...3973...
CC: snort-sigs at lists.sourceforge.net
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:33:03 +0000
Subject: Re: [Snort-sigs] SNORT version lifecycle









OK I downloaded Snort 2.9.6.2 and daq 2.0.2 and installed them .  I can get pulled pork to update the rules now, however I can’t get Snort to start.  This is
 the error I get:
 
Finished Loading all dynamic preprocessor libs from /usr/local/lib/snort_dynamicpreprocessor/
ERROR: The dynamic detection library "/usr/local/lib/snort_dynamicrules/web-activex.so" version 1.0 compiled with dynamic engine library version 2.0 isn't compatible
 with the current dynamic engine library "/usr/local/lib/snort_dynamicengine/libsf_engine.so" version 2.1.
Fatal Error, Quitting..
 
What do I need to update?
 You need to update the shared object rules (.so) files residing in 
/usr/local/lib/snort_dynamicrules/. The error basically says that you 
are using an older version of the shared objects and that these need to 
be updated to the compiled version 2.1 that goes along with your Snort 
version.

You can either delete the existing older ones and copy 
the new ones manually from the rules tarball 
(so_rules/precompiled/<distro>/<archi>/2.9.6.2/), or 
configure PulledPork to update them automatically for you.

YM




From: Joel Esler (jesler) [mailto:jesler at ...3865...]


Sent: Monday, October 20, 2014 9:46 AM

To: Webster, Hanson

Cc: snort-sigs at lists.sourceforge.net

Subject: Re: [Snort-sigs] SNORT version lifecycle


 
EOL has nothing to do with “time” per say.  

 


As is listed on the EOL page (www.snort.org/eol), we support the latest patch version of the current major version and the latest patched version of the prior major version (So 2.9.6.2, 2.9.5.6)  (The
 third number being the major version).  When we introduce a new version (2.9.6.2), we support the last minor revision for 90 days, then it is EOL.  


 


 


So, for instance, The next version with be 2.9.7.0, at which time, we will set 2.9.5.6 (two major versions down) to 90 day EOL.  We will support 2.9.6.2 until the next major version (2.9.8.0 or whatever we are calling it) is released.


 


Does that help?


 


--

Joel Esler

Open Source Manager

Threat Intelligence Team Lead

Talos


 


 


 



On Oct 20, 2014, at 9:30 AM, 
Hanson.Webster at ...3973... wrote:

 


Looking at the EOL table it appears that SNORT versions go end of life after 6 months. 2.9.6 was valid from 1/2014 until 7/2014 and 2.9.61 was valid from 4/2014 until 10/2014. 
 Should I assume that 2.9.6.2 will go EOL in February of 2015?


 


What is the procedure for updating SNORT?  Is it required to update it twice a year? 


 





Snort Version


Released


EOL




Snort 2.9.5.6


2013-11-18


TBD**




Snort 2.9.6.0


2014-01-23


2014-07-23




Snort 2.9.6.1


2014-04-24


2014-10-15




Snort 2.9.6.2


2014-07-17


TBD**





 


 





Hanson M. Webster |
 Network and Security Analyst | Salem Five Bank | 210 Essex Street, Salem MA 01970 | Tel: 978.720. 5230 | Fax: 978.498.0230 | www.salemfive.com


 


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