ERROR: ByteExtract Variable ‘bugtraq’ in rule… Snort

A known issue occurs when running snort 2.9.1 with the slightly older rules (2905) that causes the error

ByteExtract variable

Fatal Error, Quitting.


You can see what version of snort you are running by typing in


Snort -V


(Note that is a capital V)



Download the latest snort rules. Note* the newest rules are at the bottom.

2911.tar.gz is the newest at the time of this writing.



About spuder
spuder is a "super computer" support engineer by day, and tinkerer / hobbyist by night.

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