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Re: [Emerging-Sigs] [Snort-devel] Snort 2.9.0.1 Now Available
From: Miso Patel <miso.patel () gmail com>
Date: Wed, 3 Nov 2010 08:39:28 -0500

This is concerning to me and not something I expect from an enterprise
product.  I think I've mentioned this before but Windows XP is still
supported after more than 10 years.

So as soon as a new "three digit" release comes out, the old stuff is not
supported?  What about all the snorts in embedded devices (over 100 from
what I read)?  What about bugs?  For example, 2.9.0 comes out and according
to this thread, there are bug with HTTP inspect and stream reassembly.  But
people are forced to upgrade since 2.8.x is no longer supported.  But then
they upgrade to a buggy version that can be bypassed and it seems like
catch-22.

Now I am curious, what is the support model for Suricata?  I know ET Pro
supports rules back to 2.4 but does OISF/Suricata adopt the same stance as
Sourcefire here?

Miso Patel, CISO

On Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 8:25 AM, L0rd Ch0de1m0rt <l0rdch0de1m0rt () gmail com>wrote:

I guess I'm confused here ... I thought "support" for Snort was
current version and current version minus 1.  What you say says
"support" is current version and current version minus zero.  When did
this happen?

-L0rd C.

On Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 5:34 PM, Steven Sturges
<steve.sturges () sourcefire com> wrote:
There was an issue in that HTTP inspect wasn't correctly handling
raw vs. stream reassembled packets when looking at HTTP response
data.  This fix is included in 2901 -- refer to ChangeLog (changes
to hi_client.c/hi_server.c).

As to the support of 2.8.6, with the release of 2.9.0, 2.8.6.x
is no longer supported.  When there is a new "3 digit" release no
further patches are made to the previous version of Snort.

On 11/1/2010 1:05 PM, L0rd Ch0de1m0rt wrote:
Hello. Does this release fix the issue where the HTTP pre-processor
wasn't properly examining reassembled data across fragmented packets?
(I don't know the exact cause of the bug - maybe it was the other way
around and Stream5 wasn't properly doing the reassebly.)  It was
announced that there would be a patch for that issue, just want to see
if this is it.  If so, when can we expect the 2.8.6.1 patch be
released?  2.8.6.1 is still supported, right?

Thanks!

-L0rd C.

On Mon, Nov 1, 2010 at 11:45 AM, Snort Releases <
snortreleases () snort org> wrote:
Snort 2.9.0.1 is now available on snort.org, at
http://www.snort.org/snort-downloads/.

2.9.0 RC & later packages are signed with a new PGP key
(that is signed with the previous key).

Snort 2.9.0.1 addresses the following:

 * Fixed maximum flowbits configuration parsing to specify the number
   of bits in accordance with the Snort manual, rather than number of
   bytes.  If you have 'config flowbits_size' in your snort.conf,
   double check that it has the correct setting.

 * Fixed a packet size issue with the IPQ and NFQ DAQs.

 * Fixed issue with Stream5 overlap limit processing.

 * Updated the version of LibPCRE bundled with the Windows installer.
   This update fixes a bug that caused some PCRE matches to fail
   on Windows.

Please see the Release Notes and ChangeLog for more details.

Please submit bugs, questions, and feedback to
snort-beta () sourcefire com 

Happy Snorting!
The Snort Release Team



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