[Snort-users] 1.8beta4 and "Classification" garbage

Martin Roesch roesch at ...1935...
Sun May 6 23:14:56 EDT 2001

Could you try version 1.8-beta4 (Build 18) please and let us know how it


"François Désarménien" wrote:
> Hello, you all.
> I'm currently investigating snort, as I have to write a snort agent for an
> OpenSource log-consolidation project, and the Classification/Priority
> options new to 1.8 were the ones I was waiting/looking for.
> So I'm know running 1.8 beta4 from the cvs on Linux and I use the
> bunch of snort logs from SN2000 to generate as much alerts I can,
> and I noticed some garbage in the Classification field, ie :
> ...[**] WEB-IIS admin access [**] [Classification: ~P"^R^HÐ2^R^H(~G^R^H] [Priority: 10]...
> That is those 12 chars:
> 0x90 0x22 0x12 0x08 0xD0 0x32 0x12 0x08 0x28 0x87 0x12 0x08
> This garbage is consistent: the string is always the same. And the Priority is always set
> to 10.
> The portscan preprocessor also seems to have trouble with Priority/Classification, 

as it
> sometimes affects (at first sight) random Classification/Priority values to its status reports,
> and also generates garbaged Classifications once in a time...
> The beta2 suffers the same symptoms...
> I've not had time (yet) to investigate further, I hope this helps.
> Thanks for snort and for your time,
> François
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Martin Roesch
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