[Snort-users] Snort 2.1.0 with snortcenter v1.0

Markus.Becker at ...11568... Markus.Becker at ...11568...
Mon Apr 5 06:51:38 EDT 2004


Jim Cervantes (jcervant at ...9478...) wrote:
>Even though Snortcenter complains when importing the affected rules, it 
>still imports them into the rule database and will push them out to your 
>sensors without the options it doesn't recognize. This is very unfortunate 
>because you generally end up with under qualified rules that will fire when

>they shouldn't. 
There is perhaps a (UGLY) workaround for this:
For every rule which has this problem, create a local copy. Cut&paste the
omitted part into
one of the varchar-fields (preferrably an already filled content-field).
Make sure you put your 
text AFTER the original content of the field and to prefix your text with a
semicolon or a space.
Since Snortcenter doesn´t care too much about the actual content of any of
the fields, this results 
in the translation of your input into a rule, which snort accepts without
complaining.
Ugly and tedious though. Keep a list of any rules and their local
counterparts for future reference.
Correct the above, if there´s anything wrong.
Greetings
         Markus 

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