[Snort-users] Bug in archiving with ACID 0.9.6b13+

Matthew Collins Matthew.Collins at ...1681...
Tue Sep 25 08:54:03 EDT 2001

Yes, I have seen that as well. I am using v0.9.6b13 and tended to get it with Code Red alerts. Code red would produce two different alerts (IDA access and attempted CMD access). Only one of them would get archived, the other would get flagged as a duplicate and ignored.
Complete guess, I've not looked at the source but is it something to do with the time stamp? It only seemed to happen on alerts that came in very quickly.
I've changed my ruleset so the CMD rule checks URI not CONTENT, and that rule no longer triggers for Code red. I now only get one alert for each code red attempt, and I've not seen the duplicate warning since then.

>>> <roman at ...438...> 25/09/01 10:25:27 >>>
I wanted to alert the community that I am aware of a bug in the archiving
functionality of ACID v0.9.6b13+ which causes the "Ignoring XXX duplicatea
 lerts" warning and ignores the alerts.   I have also received reports of
reference information not being propogated correctly when alerts are
successfully archived.  

I am working on identifying the bug and creating the necessary patch.


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