Snort now available

The Snort Team is pleased to announce the availability of Snort v2.6.02. This release includes a number of improvements including the following:

  • Added a DNS preprocessor and protocol decoder. This DNS preprocessor addresses vulnerabilites in Microsoft Windows DNS resolution defined in MS06-041.

Changes to your Snort configuration file are required to utilize this new functionality. Please review release notes at:

Snort binaries, tarballs, and a detail set of release notes are available at:

I really can’t wait until I can get my hands on the new Snort Intrusion Detection and Prevention Toolkit book from Syngress.

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