[Snort-users] Modifying Rules Works One Direction, but Not T'Other

Joel Esler (jesler) jesler at ...589...
Sat Nov 29 14:29:50 EST 2014

Joel Esler
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On Nov 29, 2014, at 2:09 PM, colony.three <colony.three at ...17037...<mailto:colony.three at ...17037...>> wrote:

I've found that the current SecurityOnion has some serious problems.  It does not even -define-:
... for some reason.  And these are mandatory for the GPL Emerging Threats rules.

These should be defined in any network setup.

I can't report the problems because SO requires G**gle Groups, and I'm not signing up for that.

Further, it's looking like the GPL Emerging Threats rules may not be well-written, which are installed by SecurityOnion.

What is going on with that?

Emerging threats rules generally serve a different purpose than the Snort Subscriber Rule Set.  We recommend you use rules that are important to your network

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [Snort-users] Modifying Rules Works One Direction, but Not T'Other
Time (GMT): Nov 29 2014 15:50:42
From: joel.esler at ...14399...<mailto:joel.esler at ...14399...>
To: colony.three at ...17037...<mailto:colony.three at ...17037...>
CC: snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net<mailto:snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net>

How about a “pass udp $EXTERNAL_NET any <> any” rule?

> On Nov 27, 2014, at 11:00 PM, colony.three wrote:
> On 11/27/2014 7:22 PM, colony.three wrote:
> > alert udp $EXTERNAL_NET any <> ! any (msg:"ET TOR Known Tor
> i'm not surprised... you've told snort to alert on all udp traffic in either
> direction that's not for so all traffic from all other machines
> will raise an alert...
> Fine. I -want- traffic on all other machines to raise an alert.
> is the only one running TOR traffic and I want that one to shut up. But it is still alerting on only, as I say. All my other rules are working. And this one worked for one direction but I can't shut up both directions because it dumps out when it finds a rule match.
> I am stuck on what to do about this. To me, the way I have the rule crafted, I believe should stop alerts both directions for Snort seems to be misbehaving. But then I only started learning Snort 3 days ago.
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