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Apr 27 2010   11:11PM GMT

Snort updated

Dan O'Connor Dan O'Connor Profile: Dan O'Connor

Snort was updated on the 26th, http://www.snort.org/downloads .

Here is the list of new additions and improvements from the update.

2010-04-22 - Snort 2.8.6

[*] New Additions
   * HTTP Inspect now splits requests into 5 components -
     Method, URI, Header (non-cookie), Cookies, Body.
     Content and PCRE rule options can now search one or more of these buffers.

     HTTP server-specific configurations to normalize the HTTP header and/or
     cookies have been added.

     Support gzip decompression across multiple packets.

   * Added a Sensitive Data preprocessor, which performs detection of
     Personally Identifiable Information (PII).  A new rule option is available
     to define new PII.  See README.sensitive_data and the Snort Manual
     for configuration details.

   * Added a new pattern matcher and related configurations.  The new pattern
     matcher is optimized to use less memory and perform at AC speed.

[*] Improvements
   * Addressed problem to resolve output obfuscation affecting packets
     when Snort is inline.

   * Preprocessors with memcap settings can now be configured in a "disabled"
     state.  This allows you to configure that memcap globally, but only enable
     the preprocessor in targeted configurations.

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