Suricata 1.4.1 released!

Photo by Eric LeblondThe OISF development team is proud to announce Suricata 1.4.1. This is a major update over the 1.4 release, adding some exiting features, many improvements and fixing some important bugs.

Get the new release here: suricata-1.4.1.tar.gz

The most interesting new feature is the GeoIP support. Great contribution by Ignacio Sanchez. It adds “geoip” rule keyword that allows you to match on source of destination of a packet per country.

New features

  • GeoIP keyword, allowing matching on Maxmind’s database, contributed by Ignacio Sanchez (#559)
  • Introduce http_host and http_raw_host keywords (#733, #743)
  • Add python module for interacting with unix socket (#767)
  • Add new unix socket commands: fetching config, counters, basic runtime info (#764, #765)


  • Big Napatech support update by Matt Keeler
  • Configurable sensor id in unified2 output, contributed by Jake Gionet (#667)
  • FreeBSD IPFW fixes by Nikolay Denev
  • Add “default” interface setting to capture configuration in yaml (#679)
  • Make sure “snaplen” can be set by the user (#680)
  • Improve HTTP URI query string normalization (#739)
  • Improved error reporting in MD5 loading (#693)
  • Improve reference.config parser error reporting (#737)
  • Improve build info output to include all configure options (#738)


  • Segfault in TLS parsing reported by Charles Smutz (#725)
  • Fix crash in teredo decoding, reported by Rmkml (#736)
  • fixed UDPv4 packets without checksum being detected as invalid (#760)
  • fixed DCE/SMB parsers getting confused in some fragmented cases (#764)
  • parsing ipv6 address/subnet parsing in thresholding was fixed by Jamie Strandboge (#697)
  • FN: IP-only rule ip_proto not matching for some protocols (#689)
  • Fix build failure with other libhtp installs (#688)
  • Fix malformed yaml loading leading to a crash (#694)
  • Various Mac OS X fixes (#700, #701, #703)
  • Fix for autotools on Mac OS X by Jason Ish (#704)
  • Fix AF_PACKET under high load not updating stats (#706)

Special thanks

  • Ignacio Sanchez
  • Matt Keeler — nPulse
  • Jake Gionet
  • Nikolay Denev
  • Jason Ish — Endace
  • Jamie Strandboge
  • Charles Smutz
  • Rmkml

Known issues & missing features

As always, we are doing our best to make you aware of continuing development and items within the engine that are not yet complete or optimal. With this in mind, please notice the list we have included of known items we are working on.

See issues for an up to date list and to report new issues. See Known_issues for a discussion and time line for the major issues.

About Suricata

Suricata is a high performance Network IDS, IPS and Network Security Monitoring engine. Open Source and owned by a community run non-profit foundation, the Open Information Security Foundation (OISF). Suricata is developed by the OISF, its supporting vendors and the community.

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