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Re: Updating sid-msg.map
From: Y M <snort () outlook com>
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2013 13:35:31 +0300

Sorry, I forgot to mention that you may need to add a policy type to your custom rules so that if you run pulledpork 
with specific policy (balanced, security, etc) it will pick up your custom rules as well.
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From: Tamara Fisher<mailto:tammi888 () gmail com>
Sent: ‎4/‎16/‎2013 10:29 PM
To: Y M<mailto:snort () outlook com>
Subject: Re: [Snort-users] Updating sid-msg.map

ok, awesome. thanks for your help


On Tue, Apr 16, 2013 at 3:19 PM, Y M <snort () outlook com> wrote:


 Are they showing generic in the GUI you use? If so, then you have to
update the database as well from the generic "Snort Alert" message to the
actual message in your rule.
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Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2013 15:13:27 -0400
Subject: Re: [Snort-users] Updating sid-msg.map
From: tammi888 () gmail com
To: snort () outlook com


Thanks YM. So I went to manually add my new local rules to the sid-msg.map
and they are already there (I have pulledpork setup as you do already) but
alerts that are triggered for those rules are still generic. Any ideas?


On Tue, Apr 16, 2013 at 2:45 PM, Y M <snort () outlook com> wrote:

The reason they show up as a generic "Snort Alert" is because barnyard did
not find an entry for the rule in the sid-msg.map.

The way I do it to fix existing rules, I add the entry for the rule
manually to the sid-msg.map (following the same format), and for the
database entries, run the following sql command against Snort database
to select the generic "Snort Alert":

SELECT sig_name FROM signature WHERE sig_sid=<generic_rule_sid>

This will return the rule, then you can either edit it manually or issue
and update command.

I follow the same procedure when I create new rules, but since they I
added them to the sid-msg.map first, barnyard picks up the entry from there
and inserts the correct value into the database.  Also my pulledpork has
the path to my local rules file setup to it picks my rules the next time I
run pulledpork and adds them to the update sid-msg.map

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Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2013 14:13:16 -0400
From: tammi888 () gmail com
To: snort-users () lists sourceforge net
Subject: [Snort-users] Updating sid-msg.map


Hi. I'm having issues when I am creating new local rules where rules show
up with generic name 'Snort Alert' instead of what is in the msg field.
Google tells me that barnyard2 is able to translate the msg field from
sid-msg.map but I also read that running pulled pork should update that
file.

My rules are still the same though after running pulledpork. Do I need to
update this manually? How do I fix it?

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