[Snort-users] Bad escape sequence?

sekure sekure at ...11827...
Fri Sep 30 06:34:04 EDT 2005

I have a rule in my local.rules that i picked up somewhere on the mailing lists:

alert tcp $EXTERNAL_NET any -> $HOME_NET any (msg:"IE suspicious
access to WSH (Windows Script Host)"; flow: from_server,established;
content:"object"; nocase; content:"id"; nocase; content:"wsh"; nocase;
content:"classid"; nocase; content:"clsid\:"; nocase;
content:"F935DC22-1CF0-11D0-ADB9-00C04FD58A0B"; nocase; content:"\/";
nocase; content:"object"; nocase; reference: url,
classtype:misc-attack; sid:1000042; rev:1;)

I just upgraded from 2.4.0 to 2.4.2 and upon launching snort i get:
"bad escape sequence starting with "\/". Fatal Error, Quitting.." 
This used to work with 2.4.0 and before.  What changed?


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