[Oisf-devel] Suricata 1.4rc1 Available!

Victor Julien victor at inliniac.net
Thu Nov 29 14:06:11 UTC 2012

The OISF development team is proud to announce Suricata 1.4rc1, the
first (and hopefully only) release candidate for Suricata 1.4. This
release improves stability and accuracy, in addition to adding a few new
exciting features.

This release adds two major new features: a unix socket command mode,
allowing for easy processing of large numbers of pcap files, and IP
reputation. Both features are considered experimental.

Get the new release here:

New features

- Interactive unix socket mode (#571, #552)
- IP Reputation: loading and matching (#647)
- Improved --list-keywords commandline option gives detailed info for
supported keyword, including doc link (#435)


- Rule analyzer improvement wrt ipv4/ipv6, invalid rules (#494)
- User-Agent added to file log and filestore meta files (#629)
- Endace DAG supports live stats and at exit drop stats (#638)
- Add support for libhtp event "request port doesn't match tcp port" (#650)


- Rules with negated addresses will not be considered IP-only (#599)
- Rule reloads complete much faster in low traffic conditions (#526)
- Suricata -h now displays all available options (#419)
- Luajit configure time detection was improved (#636)
- Flow manager mutex used w/o initialization (#628)
- Cygwin work around for windows shell mangling interface string (#372)
- Fix a Prelude output crash with alerts generated by rules w/o
classtype or msg (#648)
- CLANG compiler build fixes (#649)
- Several fixes found by code analyzers


- Jason Ish -- Endace
- Ludovico Cavedon -- Lastline
- Last G

Known issues & missing features

This is a "release candidate"-quality release so the stability should be
good although unexpected corner cases might happen. If you encounter
one, please let us know!

As always, we are doing our best to make you aware of continuing
development and items within the engine that are not yet complete or
optimal.  With this in mind, please notice the list we have included of
known items we are working on.

See http://redmine.openinfosecfoundation.org/projects/suricata/issues
for an up to date list and to report new issues. See
for a discussion and time line for the major issues.

About Suricata

Suricata is a high performance Network IDS, IPS and Network Security
Monitoring engine. Open Source and owned by a community run non-profit
foundation, the Open Information Security Foundation (OISF). Suricata is
developed by the OISF, its supporting vendors and the community.
Victor Julien
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