[Snort-users] broke snort. file_data_ports

Nigel Houghton nhoughton at ...1935...
Thu Dec 8 08:48:01 EST 2011


 http://seclists.org/snort/2011/q4/246

 http://vrt-blog.snort.org/2011/11/say-hello-to-file-identify-category.html

 http://blog.snort.org/2011/11/vrt-rule-update-for-11022011.html


On Dec 8, 2011, at 4:46 AM, Michael Scheidell wrote:

> didn't we decide YEARS AGO, not to arbitrarily add $VAR' to VRT rules?
> thank you for breaking this and waking me up at 4am 
> 
> Dec  8 03:06:13 scanner2 snort[3457]: FATAL ERROR: /etc/snort/rules/web-client.rules(142) ***PortVar Lookup failed on '$FILE_DATA_PORTS'.
> 
> oh, and its NOT in the distributed snort.conf file.
> pwd
> /usr/local/etc/snort
> scanner2.hackertrap.net# grep FILE_DATA_PORTS *
> 
> no, i did NOT enable, as you see, these are in web-client.rules
>  
> file-identify.rules
> 
> 
> yes, your block says to add this. portvar FILE_DATA_PORTS [$HTTP_PORTS,110,143]
> 
> but, you should have left the mucked up rules in file-identify.rules, NOT put them into otherwise active rules.
> or, find some way to have a default, in the .rules, like first line would be:
> 
> portvar FILE_DATA_PORTS? [$HTTP_PORTS,110,143]
> 
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