Snort is an open source network intrusion prevention system, capable of performing real-time traffic analysis and packet logging on IP networks. It can perform protocol analysis, content searching/matching and can be used to detect a variety of attacks and probes, such as buffer overflows, stealth port scans, CGI attacks, SMB probes, OS fingerprinting attempts, and much more.
Snort 2.8.5 fixes the following issues.
- Fixed syslog output when running on Windows.
- Fixed potential segfault when printing IPv6 packets using the -v option. Thanks to Laurent Gaffie for reporting this issue.
- Fixed segfault when additional policies were added during a configuration reload.