[Snort-users] byte_jump + Stream5, should it work?

Joel Esler jesler at ...1935...
Sat Dec 24 11:26:57 EST 2011

You can try only_stream in your flow statement, however, doing what you are trying to do depends on several things. It would help if you were posting a rule along with a pcap.  

Joel Esler

On Dec 23, 2011, at 3:43 PM, Shaiming Hsiung <shaiming.hsiung at ...11827...> wrote:

> Hello,
> I am attempting to use Snort (version: IPv6 GRE (Build 84))
> to filter application-level packages in binary length-encoded
> format.
> The Stream5 and HttpInspect preprocessors are enabled.
> As far as I understand, when Stream5 is enabled, Snort is
> able to detect packages matching "content:" rules, even if
> the target string is fragmented across multiple TCP packages.
> Experience seems to confirm that.
> However, when I use "byte_jump:" rules, Snort seems not
> to be able to jump past the TCP package boundary, even
> though Stream5 is enabled.
> I haven't found any documentation in the Snort User's Manual
> regarding the relationship between the "byte_*" rules and
> Stream5.
> Is that the expected way it should work?
> Is there any way of making "byte_jump:" behave as if the
> contents were a stream?
> Thank you in advance for your help.
> Regards,
> --
> Shaiming Hsiung
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