[Oisf-users] Why does not always work correctly the bpf filter.

Eric Leblond eric at regit.org
Wed Feb 26 10:08:01 UTC 2014


On Wed, 2014-02-26 at 08:55 +0000, Stefan Sabolowitsch wrote:
> Hi all,
> have here latest git suri version with this start and filter options
> start option (with nfq):
> suricata --user sguil --group sguil -c /etc/nsm/Serrig-intern/suricata.yaml -q 0 -q 1 -q 2 -q 3 -l /nsm/sensor_data/Serrig-intern --runmode workers -F /etc/nsm/Serrig-intern/bpf.filt
> filter option:
> not ((src net and (dst port 6101 or dst port 10000 or dst portrange 1025-1100)) or (src net and (src port 6101
>  or src port 10000 or src portrange 1025-1100)) or host or host
> Problem is our WSUS server with
> Although it is included in the bpf-filter suri get 80 - 100% CPU, but only after a few minutes (ca. 5min).
> If i disable the WSUS server, everything is OK.

BPF filter is not supported when running in NFQ mode. You should instead
tune your iptables rules to exclude the traffic you don't want.

By the way, you trigger a bug here. Using -F do not display failure
message link with BPF being used and IPS mode activated. I will try to
propose a patch soon.

Eric Leblond <eric at regit.org>

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