Announcement: Alert Verification for Snort

From: Christopher Kruegel (chris_at_cs.ucsb.edu)
Date: 10/22/03

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    Alert Verification is a technique to reduce the large number of false
    positives produced by intrusion detection systems such as Snort. The idea
    is to actively probe for the vulnerability that is exploited by a certain
    detected attack. When the victim is not vulnerable, the alert can be simply
    discarded or tagged with a low priority.

    William Robertson has implemented an extension for Snort that implements
    Alert Verification. Patches for the current version of Snort (2.0.2) and
    additional information are available under

    http://www.cs.ucsb.edu/~wkr/projects/ids_alert_verification/

    Please send any comments or bug reports to

    snort-av@cs.ucsb.edu

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