[Snort-users] New Rules Heads Up

Joel Esler jesler at ...1935...
Fri Nov 4 16:26:59 EDT 2011

As a followup -- you'll want to add that variable into the snort.conf.  As you NEED (and pulledpork will auto-enable) the FILE-IDENTIFY rules it needs.

As an additional followup -- If you are using oinkmaster, you'll have to manually resolve these, or switch to pulledpork.


On Nov 4, 2011, at 3:39 PM, Gibson, Nathan J. (HSC) wrote:

> Hey all,
> How does one go about staying informed about new Source Fire rules that add additional variables BEFORE they are added to the rule set.
> For example it seems a variable “$FILE_DATA_PORTS” was introduced last night that bombed out my snort. Just wondering if there is a way I can get proactive on this. And turn them off in pulled pork BEFORE it kills my IDS in the middle of the night.
> alert tcp $EXTERNAL_NET $FILE_DATA_PORTS -> $HOME_NET any (msg:"FILE-IDENTIFY Real Media file magic detection"; flow:to_client,established; file_data; content:".RMF"; within:4; fast_pattern; flowbits:set,http.realplayer,fileidentify; flowbits:noalert; classtype:misc-activity; sid:20456; rev:2;)
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