[Snort-users] [Snort-devel] performance issue

Russ Combs rcombs at ...1935...
Thu Nov 18 12:07:57 EST 2010

On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 11:26 AM, L0rd Ch0de1m0rt
<l0rdch0de1m0rt at ...11827...>wrote:

> Hello.  To be clear, there is no fix for the "http_inspect\stream
> reassembly" bug at the moment (if there is a fix in SVN, let me know
> so I can take action here b/c this is seriously a non-trivial bug for
> me).  Apparently it is an issue with Stream5 having premature buffer
> flushing issues.
> Government/Critical Infrastructure companies take note: this bug leads
> to easy IDS/IPS evasion and this issue, "predates Snort 2.9.0"
> according to Sourcefire.

The reassembly fix is in the next release which is going through QA now and
will be released "soon".  Sorry I can't give you an exact date.

Also note that actual evasion depends on the timing of acknowledgements from
target to attacking host and so it isn't always "easy".

> -L0rd C.
> On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 10:09 AM, matan monitz <mmonitz at ...11827...> wrote:
> > sounds related to the http_inspect\stream reassembly bugfix
> >
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