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Re: How rules fire question.
From: "AT&T.Net" <coppage () att net>
Date: Thu, 9 May 2013 11:33:18 -0400

Hi Joe,
     I'm still getting non descriptive alerts. For example "Snort Alert [124:10:1]. I'm wondering if our pulled pork is 
setup correctly. Our Pulledpork server is running on a cent 5.5 and our sensors were upgraded to cent 6.3. 

Everything including the 5.5 box has snort installed on it. In the pulledpork.conf the dist is defined as: 
"distro=Centos-5-4".  Could the distro being defined as 5.4 be the problem and should it be "distro=Centos-6-3"?  Or 
could the Pulledpork server being an old OS be the issue?  

I'm new to snort and this contract and the problem seemed to start happening when they started upgrade from cent 5.5 to 
6.3 and upgrading from an older version of snort. I think we still have a couple of sensors on Cent 5.5 and an older 
version of snort. 


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On May 6, 2013, at 2:23 PM, Joel Esler <jesler () sourcefire com> wrote:

Good to hear you got it squared away.

On May 6, 2013, at 1:19 PM, AT&T.Net <coppage () att net> wrote:

Thank Joe,
     In looking how this box was set up, pulled pork is being used on a central server but one of the scripts being 
used to push the rules and that file to all the sensors was pulling from the wrong location and therefore the 
correct Sid file was not being pushed. 


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On May 6, 2013, at 11:06 AM, Joel Esler <jesler () sourcefire com> wrote:

On May 6, 2013, at 10:59 AM, "AT&T.Net" <coppage () att net> wrote:

      My snort is giving me an alert for example. Snort Alert [1:24889:0]. When I look at my snort.rules file 
there is rev 1 but not a rev 0. If the last number is referencing the rev, why would it have fired on a non 
existing rev?  I've searched my old archived rules on the server and other rules and don't have that SID with a 
rev 0. 

That rule is at rev:1.  We start all rules at Rev 1.  

So, I am thinking two things

#1 -- You aren't using pulledpork to manage your downloads (which as part of it's download and managing process, it 
creates the sid-msg.map for you)
#2 -- Your barnyard2 instance isn't reading the sid-msg.map file that pulledpork generates.

Joel Esler
Senior Research Engineer, VRT
OpenSource Community Manager

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