[Snort-users] ClamAV preprocessor
Adriel T. Desautels
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Mon Aug 23 19:06:02 EDT 2004
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Where can I get my hands on this preprocessor?
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[mailto:snort-users-admin at lists.sourceforge.net] On Behalf Of Jason
Sent: Monday, August 23, 2004 8:54 PM
To: snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: Re: [Snort-users] ClamAV preprocessor
On Tue, Aug 17, 2004 at 11:09:14PM -0500, William Metcalf wrote:
> I know that some of folks don't think that doing virus detection
> with and IDS is a good idea, but Victor Julien and I have
> developed a
> preprocessor that can detect virus activity in network traffic,
> using a clamav c function and the clamav virus database. On to
> the preproc, you can enable
Wow - freaky!
Have you got any stats on how such a preprocessor affects Snort?
e.g. how much more CPU/memory load, FP rates, etc.
As far as FP rates go, I mean as it's "just" an AV preprocessor (now
there's an understatement!), I assume it isn't also a SMB
preprocessor - so it isn't translating raw network data back into
files before letting ClamAV loose on it - so the chances for FP must
be higher due to that.
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