[Snort-users] re: instant snort sigs for new vulnerabilites
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Wed Jul 3 00:07:08 EDT 2002
I am using oinkmaster
update my ruleset from cron every hour. It's a perl script that fetches the
latest rules. You can also specify sids that you do not want activated in
One downside: oinkmaster deactivates (at least the version I once
downloaded) sids by placing a "#" at the beginning of a rule. It also
activates all rules with a "#" at the beginning of a line when they are not
specified by oinkmaster. Since the new 1.9 rules are commented out with a
"#", you will have problems with 1.8 because oinkmaster uncomments the
You could fix it in the perl script or clean the snortrules before giving
them to oinkmaster.
#is there a tool/method out there that will retrieve the *latest* snort
#signatures automatically? for those of us not running snort via CVS, id
#like a way to do something like cvsup, but _only_ update my ruleset
#every night or whatever.
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