[Snort-users] Alert on more than 1 rule?

Sheahan, Paul (PCLN-NW) Paul.Sheahan at ...2218...
Mon Jun 25 13:27:08 EDT 2001

I am writing some of my own rules on my new Snort server and have a

If incoming traffic matches two rules, will BOTH rules trigger an alert, or
just one? For example, there is a rule that checks for "cmd.exe" execution
on NT servers. I also created a rule that searches for the contents
"winnt/system32" to see if anyone was capable of bringing up a directory on
one of my servers. Well, an attack appeared in my logs recently that
contained "winnt/system32/cmd.exe", but only the "cmd.exe" rule was
triggered, and not my custom rule. I'm wondering if Snort is supposed to
trigger both, or just one of the rules?


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