[Snort-users] snort 1.8.3 splicing packets

Ryan Russell ryan at ...35...
Thu Jan 10 10:18:02 EST 2002

On Thu, 10 Jan 2002, Scott Nursten wrote:

> 1. Snort seems to be splicing packets - i.e. If I nmap a machine and
> surf the web at the same time, I get ICMP/HTTP spliced packets in my
> MySQL DB. At first it looked really scary, like ICMP tunnelling or
> something to that effect, but when I realised that I controlled what
> went into the ICMP packet, I dropped a Trinux box on the network and
> dumped the packets alongside snort. The result was astounding - no HTTP
> data in my ICMP packets  after all :)

Russell Fulton has recently reported similar results on the Snort-users
list recently.  In his case, the problem appears to be related to the
stream4 preprocessor.  As a test, could you try temporarily running with
that shut off for a bit, and see if the problem is still there?  Marty has
reported that he has made some changes to it to address this in the
latest 1.8.3 CVS copy.


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