My 13th Snort Report titled How to use shared object rules in Snort is posted. From the start of the article:
Shared object (SO) rules were introduced in Snort 2.6.0 in early 2006 to provide a means to obscure the exact detection mechanism used in the rule and allow for more flexible detection criteria. However, for the most part, organizations have continued to rely upon traditional Snort rules. This may be about to change, in light of a recent security advisory from Sourcefire. Let's take a look at how to get shared object rules working on Snort sensors.
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