Call for testing: Suricata 4.1rc1 released

It’s summer, so an excellent time for some testing! Suricata 4.1 release candidate 1 is here to be tried out. The release brings a lot of new features.

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Main new features are inclusion of the protocols SMBv1/2/3, NFSv4, Kerberos, FTP, DHCP, IKEv2, as well as improvements on Linux capture side via AF_PACKET XDP support and on Windows IPS side via WinDivert. The progress in Rust usage inside Suricata continues as most of the new protocols have been implemented in Rust.

We invite everyone to test this release and report your experiences to us.

Protocol updates

  • SMBv1/2/3 parsing, logging, file extraction
  • JA3 TLS client fingerprinting (Mats Klepsland)
  • TFTP: basic logging (Pascal Delalande and ClĂ©ment Galland)
  • FTP: file extraction
  • Kerberos parser and logger (Pierre Chifflier)
  • IKEv2 parser and logger (Pierre Chifflier)
  • DHCP parser and logger
  • Flow tracking for ICMPv4
  • Initial NFS4 support
  • HTTP: handle sessions that only have a response, or start with a response
  • HTTP Flash file decompression support (Giuseppe Longo)

Output and logging

  • File extraction v2: deduplication; hash-based naming; json metadata and cleanup tooling
  • Eve metadata: from rules (metadata keyword) and traffic (flowbits etc)
  • Eve: new more compact DNS record format (Giuseppe Longo)
  • Pcap directory mode: process all pcaps in a directory (Danny Browning)
  • Compressed PCAP logging (Max Fillinger)
  • Expanded XFF support (Maurizio Abba)

Packet Capture

  • AF_PACKET XDP and eBPF support for high speed packet capture
  • Windows IPS: WinDivert support (Jacob Masen-Smith)


  • Windows: MinGW is now supported
  • Detect: transformation keyword support
  • Bundled Suricata-Update

Major changes since 4.1beta1

  • WinDivert support
  • Kerberos parser and logger
  • IKEv2 parser and logger
  • DHCP parser and logger
  • Flow tracking for ICMPv4
  • Initial NFS4 support
  • Compressed PCAP logging
  • Expanded XFF support
  • Decode GRE over IP (Paulo Pacheco)
  • Multi-tenancy fixes
  • SMB improvements for midstream pickup
  • Update Suricata-Update to 1.0.0rc1


CVE-2018-10242, CVE-2018-10244 (suricata)
CVE-2018-10243 (libhtp)

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Special thanks

Henning Perl, Kirill Shipulin, Pierre Chifflier, Mats Klepsland, Max Fillinger, Alexander Gozman, Danny Browning, Giuseppe Longo, Maurizio Abba, Pascal Delalande, Chris Speidel, Elazar Broad, Jacob Masen-Smith, Renato Botelho, Paulo Pacheco, Jason Taylor


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About Suricata

Suricata is a high performance Network Threat Detection, 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.