Suricata 4.0.6 available!


We are pleased to announce Suricata 4.0.6.  This is a security update fixing a SMTP crash issue, as well as a fair number of regular issues.


SMTP crash issue was fixed: CVE-2018-18956


  • Bug #2568: negated fileext and filename do not work as expected (4.0.x)
  • Bug #2576: filemd5 is not fired in some cases when there are invalid packets
  • Bug #2607: File descriptor leak in af-packet mode (4.0.x)
  • Bug #2634: Improve errors handling in AF_PACKET (4.0.x)
  • Bug #2658: smtp segmentation fault (4.0.x)
  • Bug #2664: libhtp 0.5.28 (4.0.x)
  • Support #2512: http events – Weird unicode characters and truncation in some of http_method/http_user_agent fields
  • Support #2546: Suricata 4.0.x blocking issues


Special thanks

Maurizio Abba, Sean Cloherty


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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 OISF, its supporting vendors and the community.