[Snort-users] FATAL ERROR: /etc/snort/rules/file-office.rules(32) Undefined variable in the string: $EXTERNAL_NET.

Jason Buker jason.buker at ...11827...
Tue Jan 7 05:24:55 EST 2014


Yeah, somehow I messed up my snort.conf.  I fixed the last FATAL but now I
have another one:

1/7/14 1:23:18.305 PM snort[98762]: FATAL ERROR: /etc/snort/snort.conf(44)
Unknown rule type: 5250.

Your help is appreciated!


-Jason

On 1/7/14, 1:05 PM, "Jason Buker" <jason.buker at ...11827...> wrote:

>Your right? somehow I dorked up the config file.
>
>This is what I have now? but now I¹m getting a message about stream5
>needing enabled.. 
>
>1/7/14 1:03:32.537 PM snort[98265]: FATAL ERROR:
>/etc/snort/rules/file-office.rules(32): Stream5 must be enabled to use the
>'to_client' option.
>
>
>My snort.conf:
>var HOME_NET any
>
>var EXTERNAL_NET any
>
>var HTTP_PORTS 80
>
>var FILE_DATA_PORTS [$HTTP_PORTS,110,143]
>
>var RULE_PATH rules
>
>var SO_RULE_PATH so_rules
>
>var PREPROC_RULE_PATH preproc_rules
>
>var WHITE_LIST_PATH /etc/snort/rules
>
>var BLACK_LIST_PATH /etc/snort/rules
>
>preprocessor sfportscan: proto  { all } \
>
>                         memcap { 10000000 } \
>
>                         scan_type { all } \
>
>                         sense_level { low }
>
>output unified2: filename snort.u2, limit 128
>
>include $RULE_PATH/file-office.rules
>
>include $RULE_PATH/file-other.rules
>
>include $RULE_PATH/file-pdf.rules
>
>include $RULE_PATH/indicator-compromise.rules
>
>include $RULE_PATH/indicator-obfuscation.rules
>
>include $RULE_PATH/policy-multimedia.rules
>
>include $RULE_PATH/policy-other.rules
>
>include $RULE_PATH/policy-social.rules
>
>include $RULE_PATH/pua-p2p.rules
>
>include $RULE_PATH/pua-toolbars.rules
>
>include $RULE_PATH/server-mail.rules
>
>include $PREPROC_RULE_PATH/preprocessor.rules
>
>include $PREPROC_RULE_PATH/decoder.rules
>
>include $PREPROC_RULE_PATH/sensitive-data.rules
>
>include $SO_RULE_PATH/bad-traffic.rules
>
>include $SO_RULE_PATH/chat.rules
>
>include $SO_RULE_PATH/dos.rules
>
>include $SO_RULE_PATH/exploit.rules
>
>include $SO_RULE_PATH/icmp.rules
>
>include $SO_RULE_PATH/imap.rules
>
>include $SO_RULE_PATH/misc.rules
>
>include $SO_RULE_PATH/multimedia.rules
>
>include $SO_RULE_PATH/netbios.rules
>
>include $SO_RULE_PATH/nntp.rules
>
>include $SO_RULE_PATH/p2p.rules
>
>include $SO_RULE_PATH/smtp.rules
>
>include $SO_RULE_PATH/snmp.rules
>
>include $SO_RULE_PATH/specific-threats.rules
>
>include $SO_RULE_PATH/web-activex.rules
>
>include $SO_RULE_PATH/web-client.rules
>
>include $SO_RULE_PATH/web-iis.rules
>
>include $SO_RULE_PATH/web-misc.rules
>
>
>
>Thanks, 
>
>Jason
>
>
>
>
>On 1/7/14, 11:40 AM, "Jeremy Hoel" <jthoel at ...11827...> wrote:
>
>>Looking at the message it looks like you have an error in your
>>snort.conf; with the variable $EXTERNAL_NET.
>>
>>Post it to the list any maybe one of us can help you.
>>
>>On Mon, Jan 6, 2014 at 10:58 PM, Jason Buker <jason.buker at ...11827...>
>>wrote:
>>> Finally managed to get snort installed on OSX (Maverick)?..
>>>
>>> However, the messages are showing up in the messages:
>>> 1/7/14 8:55:28.042 AM snort[84645]:
>>> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>>> 1/7/14 8:55:28.042 AM snort[84645]: Initializing rule chains...
>>> 1/7/14 8:55:28.043 AM snort[84645]: FATAL ERROR:
>>> /etc/snort/rules/file-office.rules(32) Undefined variable in the
>>>string:
>>> $EXTERNAL_NET.
>>> 1/7/14 8:55:28.044 AM com.apple.launchd[1]: (org.snort.Snort[84645])
>>>Exited
>>> with code: 1
>>> 1/7/14 8:55:28.044 AM com.apple.launchd[1]: (org.snort.Snort)
>>>Throttling
>>> respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> I¹m a snort newbie.  Anyone have a quick fix?
>>>
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Jason
>>>
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