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Updating sid-msg.map
From: "Chan, Wilson" <wchan () honolulu gov>
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2010 17:35:02 -1000

First off what is the sid-msg.map used for? I looked in my oinkmaster
config docs and they recommend to update the sourcefire and emerging
threats rule via the create-sidmap.pl script.

Since I have oinkmaster dumping ET and sourcefire rules to
/etc/snort/rules do I just run the perl script like this?

 

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Create-sidmap.pl /etc/snort/rules > /etc/snort/sid-msg.map  

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I've also googled and found this as another alternative. 

 

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Cron script to refresh sid-msg.map otherwise you will get unidentified
alerts:

 

#!/bin/sh

/usr/local/bin/oinkmaster -o /usr/local/etc/snort/rules/emerging-threads
-C /usr/local/etc/oinkmaster.emerging.conf

/bin/rm /usr/local/etc/snort/sid-msg.map

/bin/cat /usr/local/etc/snort/sid-msg.map-sample
/usr/local/etc/snort/rules/emerging-threads/emerging-sid-msg.map >
/usr/local/etc/snort/sid-msg.map

/usr/local/etc/rc.d/snort restart

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Wilson 

 

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