Suricata 2.1beta2 Available!

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The OISF development team is proud to announce Suricata 2.1beta2. This is the second beta release for the upcoming 2.1 version. It should be considered a development snapshot for the 2.1 branch.


Get the new release here:

New Features

  • Feature #549: Extract file attachments from emails
  • Feature #1312: Lua output support
  • Feature #899: MPLS over Ethernet support
  • Feature #383: Stream logging


  • Feature #1263: Lua: Access to Stream Payloads
  • Feature #1264: Lua: access to TCP quad / Flow Tuple
  • Feature #707: ip reputation files – network range inclusion availability (cidr)


  • Bug #1048: PF_RING/DNA config – suricata.yaml
  • Bug #1230: byte_extract, within combination not working
  • Bug #1257: Flow switch is missing from the eve-log section in suricata.yaml
  • Bug #1259: AF_PACKET IPS is broken in 2.1beta1
  • Bug #1260: flow logging at shutdown broken
  • Bug #1279: BUG: NULL pointer dereference when suricata was debug mode.
  • Bug #1280: BUG: IPv6 address vars issue
  • Bug #1285: Lua – http.request_line not working (2.1)
  • Bug #1287: Lua Output has dependency on eve-log:http
  • Bug #1288: Filestore keyword in wrong place will cause entire rule not to trigger
  • Bug #1294: Configure doesn’t use –with-libpcap-libraries when testing PF_RING library
  • Bug #1301: suricata yaml – PF_RING load balance per hash option
  • Bug #1308: http_header keyword not matching when SYN|ACK and ACK missing (master)
  • Bug #1311: EVE output Unix domain socket not working (2.1)

Special thanks

We’d like to thank the following people and corporations for their contributions and feedback:

  • Tom Decanio — FireEye
  • Ken Steele — Tilera
  • Giuseppe Longo — Emerging Threats & Ntop
  • David Abarbanel — BAE Systems
  • Jason Ish — Endace/Emulex
  • Mats Klepsland
  • Duarte Silva
  • Bill Meeks
  • Anoop Saldanha
  • lessyv

Known issues & missing features

In a beta release like this things may not be as polished yet. So please handle with care. That said, if you encounter issues, please let us know! 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.