[Snort-users] Snort 2.4.4 and Snort 2.6 Beta Available
jennifer.steffens at ...1935...
Wed Mar 8 15:44:10 EST 2006
The Snort Team is pleased to announce the availability of Snort v2.4.4
and Snort v2.6 Beta (no you didn't blink and miss 2.5, it was an
internal release only).
The Snort 2.4.4 release fixes an issue where under certain conditions
the frag3 preprocessor will not properly refragment stream data.
Improvements have also been made to stream4 and a fix for Snort in
inline mode was added. Numerous other improvements are detailed in the
changlog for this release.
Note: This release is currently only available as a source tarball or
from cvs. Sourcefire's build and QA systems are currently dedicated to
the upcoming release of the Sourcefire 3D System v4.5. Moving forward we
will be providing binaries for linux, win32 and OSX. In the meantime, if
anyone in the community has the resources necessary to provide these
sooner please let me know.
Release notes and the source tarball are available at
**Snort 2.6 Beta**
Snort 2.6 Beta is available for testing. Feedback concerning issues with
Snort 2.6 Beta should be directed to snort-beta at ...3990... We do
not recommend deploying this beta in a production environment.
* Added Performance Profiling Measurements for rules & preprocessors.
Enabled via --enable-perfprofiling at configuration time.
* Added support for dynamically loadable preprocessors, detection
engine and rules. Enabled via --enable-dynamicplugin at
* Addition of dynamically loadable SMTP preprocessor.
Deprecates xlink2state minipreprocessor.
* Addition of dynamically loadable FTP/Telnet preprocessor.
Deprecates telnet_decode preprocessor.
* Preprocessor configuration validation. Verifies a preprocessor
configuration, when one preprocessor depends on another preprocessor
being enabled (HttpInspect depends on Stream for example). Also
handles 2 part configurations (Frag3 requires at least one
* Longname option support.
* Stream API to simplify transition to next generation Stream module.
Flowbits now stored as part of stream, updates to output plugins for
logging of reassembled packets. Updates to other preprocessors to
provide per stream state data.
* Logging of Generator ID to MySQL database. Updated database
schema to add this field. Requires update to BASE.
To get a copy of the Snort 2.6 Beta testing, follow these instructions:
# cvs -d:pserver:anonymous at ...12049...:/cvsroot login
# cvs -d:pserver:anonymous at ...12049...:/cvsroot
co SNORT_2_6 snort_2_6
# cd snort_2_6
# sh autojunk.sh
# ./configure <options here, use -h to see all available options>
# make install
You should now have Snort 2.6 Beta installed and ready for use.
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