Snort 1.31 Problem [Solved]

  • Not sure if this is unique to me but after deinstalling 1.27 and installing 1.31 snort will not run due to this error in the logs "snort[40376]: FATAL ERROR: parser.c(5161) Could not stat dynamic module path "/usr/local/lib/snort/dynamicrules/": No such file or directory."

    Anyone else having this problem?

  • Just to let others know the issue was from not running update. I thought my old/manually installed rules would have worked but they didn't. However, I have run across another lil bug for me. I get this error in my log now "snort[44655]: FATAL ERROR: Unable to open rules file "/usr/local/etc/snort/snort_55561_vlan0//usr/local/etc/snort/snort_55561_vlan0/rules/snort_attack-responses.rules": No such file or directory."

  • Not sure what was causing the issue but after I disabled the offending category for each interface that was failing the snort service started working.

    After that I noticed that a lot of my rules were not there. I guess that may have been due to manually installing the rules when update was broken. I then noticed nothing was selected under "Install rules" in Global Settings. After selecting "Install Basic Rules or Premium rules" and updating rules again all rules returned.

    Hope this helps people.

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