[Snort-users] Snort-users Digest, Vol 86, Issue 13

anagha b banagha3 at ...11827...
Thu Jul 11 04:56:13 EDT 2013


Hi all,


I solved the root access problem by changing barnyard.conf but I am still
not getting one point that I configured snort with user anagha and I have
to run snort as root ?

Can anybody give solution for it .


On Mon, Jul 8, 2013 at 7:40 PM,
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> Date: Sat, 06 Jul 2013 09:25:37 -0400
> From: waldo kitty <wkitty42 at ...14940...>
> Subject: Re: [Snort-users] @snort startup
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> On 7/6/2013 04:11, anagha b wrote:
> > I am using snort on ubuntu12.04 and configured one interface eth0 in
> barnyard .
>
> i don't think that barnyard is going to be part of this problem...
>
> > I have only one interface eth0 so using it for acquiring packet I am
> getting
> > following error.
> >
> > command  :snort -c /snort-2.9.4.6/etc/snort.conf -i eth0
>
> 1. is this a fully self built snort installation?
> 2. please provide the complete snort output instead of just the tail of
> it...
> 3. please provide your snort.conf...
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> Date: Sat, 06 Jul 2013 09:36:15 -0400
> From: waldo kitty <wkitty42 at ...14940...>
> Subject: Re: [Snort-users] @snort log
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> On 7/6/2013 07:52, anagha b wrote:
> > Hi all
> >
> > Got snort running  but everytime i start snort i have to set library
> path for
> > libdnet.1
> >
> > I am getting file  snort.u2.1373105384  format in /var/log/snort.
> >
> > how to read these files?
>
> U2 files are a combination log format... you must use a tool like barnyard
> to
> break them apart and place them into a database... then you use tools to
> read
> the database for correlation of the events...
>
> > I searched on net but not getting .
> >
> > I want to see snort log should i go for snorby for viewing it?
> >
> > Plz provide link to use gui with snort.
>
> [pedantic] you are not looking for a GUI strictly for snort. that implies
> a GUI
> that only controls snort, snort's configs and possibly the rules
> files...[/pedantic]
>
> it sounds like you are instead looking for a GUI to interface to the alert
> database... snorby is one of numerous such tools... you might want to look
> at
> security onion which contains several GUI interfaces so you can choose
> which
> one(s) you want or need to use... each has its good points and bad
> points...
> some are hard to configure but offer a huge range of capabilities while
> others
> are easy to configure but offer a limited set of abilities...
>
>    http://securityonion.blogspot.com/
>
> NOTE: i have not looked at security onion and do not use it at this time...
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> Date: Sat, 6 Jul 2013 16:37:26 -0400
> From: "Michael Steele" <michaels at ...9077...>
> Subject: Re: [Snort-users] Snort on WindowsXP
> To: "'waldo kitty'" <wkitty42 at ...14940...>,
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> You might want to explain to him how this converts to Windows :)
>
> ---------\
> grep -i -E "shellcode" /path/to/your/rules/*.rules
> ---------/
> B
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: waldo kitty [mailto:wkitty42 at ...14940...]
> Sent: Saturday, July 06, 2013 9:21 AM
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> Subject: Re: [Snort-users] Snort on WindowsXP
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> On 7/6/2013 02:19, MCLEOD, DONNIE wrote:
> > Hi Snort users,can someone help with code alert for Snort to detect
> > shell code on the above conf Snort is run in IDS mode using the
> > following command line; snort -c C:\snort\etc\snort.conf -l
> > C:\snort\log -i 1
> >
> > Iam trying to get the IDS to trigger an alert on detection,thanks.
>
> is this a school assignment?
>
> there are already (139) existing shellcode related rules available... do
> they not fit your needs?
>
> grep -i -E "shellcode" /path/to/your/rules/*.rules
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> Date: Sun, 07 Jul 2013 13:01:08 -0400
> From: waldo kitty <wkitty42 at ...14940...>
> Subject: Re: [Snort-users] Snort on WindowsXP
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> On 7/6/2013 16:37, Michael Steele wrote:
> > You might want to explain to him how this converts to Windows :)
> >
> > ---------\
> > grep -i -E "shellcode" /path/to/your/rules/*.rules
> > ---------/
>
> ooohh... yeah! i totally skipped out on the c:\ stuff in their post... but
> then
> again, i have windows flavors of most *nix tools like grep, sed and awk ;)
>
> i suppose one might use the file search function to search for *.rules
> files
> that contain the phrase "shellcode"... then they can look at them with
> whatever
> file viewer or editor they desire...
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> Date: Mon, 8 Jul 2013 10:10:34 -0400
> From: Russ Combs <rcombs at ...1935...>
> Subject: Re: [Snort-users] a few questions...
> To: waldo kitty <wkitty42 at ...14940...>
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> On Fri, Jul 5, 2013 at 7:53 PM, waldo kitty <wkitty42 at ...14940...>
> wrote:
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> > On 7/5/2013 18:35, Russ Combs wrote:
> > > On Fri, Jul 5, 2013 at 5:56 PM, waldo kitty <wkitty42 at ...14940...>
> > wrote:
> > [trim]
> > >     1. i do have 14 compiled so dynamic rules files in my lib
> directory.
> > snort
> > >     does recognize them and appears to load them as can be seen in the
> > execution
> > >     output attached below. the question is why does snort report "0
> > Dynamic
> > >     rules" when it is initializing the rule chains? there /are/ 72
> rules
> > stubs
> > >     in the so_rules directory and they were created from the compiled
> > rules by
> > >     snort's --dump-dynamic-rules option... did i miss a change in the
> > >     so_rules/src/Makefile other than changing the SNORT_VERSION entry?
> > >
> > >
> > > Those are dynamically activated rules as opposed to dynamically loaded
> > rules.
> > > Check here:
> > >
> > > http://manual.snort.org/node29.html#SECTION00421000000000000000
> > > http://manual.snort.org/node29.html#SECTION00426000000000000000
> >
> > ahh! ok... perhaps that header can be changed to say "Dynamically
> Activated
> > rules" to clarify this? it might also be a nice idea to place an
> additional
> > category in the "XXX Snort rules read" section that states how many
> > "Dynamically
> > loaded rules" there are in that total of rules read (and processed)??
> >
> > >     2. when i terminate snort, the "Packet I/O Totals" count of
> processed
> > >     doesn't make sense. it says 4054 received and analyzed but the
> > "Breakdown by
> > >     protocol" says there were 4057. where did the extra three packets
> > come from?
> > >     it also reports 125 "Other" packets. how can i find out what they
> > are or were?
> > >
> > > They are certain rebuilt packets counted here:
> > >
> > >       S5 G 2:            3 (  0.074%)
> >
> > ya know? i don't recall if i even saw that entry... sometimes it is kinda
> > of
> > hard to break out the counts properly... one would normally think that
> > they can
> > add up that whole column to come up with the same total but that's
> > definitely
> > not the proper thing to do...
> >
> > can you provide a hint on what is considered as "Other" packets that my
> > short
> > run turned up? 125 of them makes me curious as to what is going on on
> that
> > box
> > that i'm not aware of ;)
> >
>
> They are cases where the decoding stopped due to an unsupported protocol,
> eg an ethertype for which there is no decoder.  It could also be that
> available decoders weren't built (./configure --enable-non-ether-decoders
> may help here).
>
> >
> > > Check here:
> > >
> > > http://manual.snort.org/node9.html#SECTION00273000000000000000
> > >
> > > I guess that should also state that packets flushed at shutdown are
> > counted
> > > there as well.
> >
> > that would be a good idea, as well ;)
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