The name was chosen because simply speaking, it Pulls the rules. Using a regular crontab you can keep your Snort or Suricata rules up to date automatically.
Features and Capabilities
Pulledpork 0.7.2 has been tested and works with Snort 126.96.36.199/Suricata 3.1.3 and the Snort Registered rules/ETOpen/ETPro rulesets.
- Automated downloading, parsing, state modification and rule modification for all of your snort rulesets.
- Checksum verification for all major rule downloads
- Automatic generation of updated sid-msg.map file
- Capability to include your local.rules in sid-msg.map file
- Capability to pull rules tarballs from custom urls
- Complete Shared Object support
- Complete IP Reputation List support
- Capability to download multiple disparate rulesets at once
- Maintains accurate changelog
- Capability to HUP processes after rules download and process
- Aids in tuning of rulesets
- Verbose output so that you know EXACTLY what is happening
- Minimal Perl Module dependencies
- Support for Suricata, and ETOpen/ETPro rulesets
Usage: ./pulledpork.pl [-dEgHklnRTPVvv? -help] -c <config filename> -o <rule output path>
-O <oinkcode> -s <so_rule output directory> -D <Distro> -S <SnortVer>
-p <path to your snort binary> -C <path to your snort.conf> -t <sostub output path>
-h <changelog path> -I (security|connectivity|balanced) -i <path to disablesid.conf>
-b <path to dropsid.conf> -e <path to enablesid.conf> -M <path to modifysid.conf>
-r <path to docs folder> -K <directory for separate rules files>
-help/? Print this help info.
-b Where the dropsid config file lives.
-C Path to your snort.conf
-c Where the pulledpork config file lives.
-d Do not verify signature of rules tarball, i.e. downloading fron non VRT or ET locations.
-D What Distro are you running on, for the so_rules
Valid Distro Types:
Debian-6-0, Ubuntu-10-4, Ubuntu-12-04, Centos-5-4
FC-12, FC-14, RHEL-5-5, RHEL-6-0
FreeBSD-8-1, FreeBSD-9-0, FreeBSD-10-0, OpenBSD-5-2, OpenBSD-5-3
OpenSUSE-11-4, OpenSUSE-12-1, Slackware-13-1
-e Where the enablesid config file lives.
-E Write ONLY the enabled rules to the output files.
-g grabonly (download tarball rule file(s) and do NOT process)
-h path to the sid_changelog if you want to keep one?
-H Send a SIGHUP to the pids listed in the config file
-I Specify a base ruleset( -I security,connectivity,or balanced, see README.RULESET)
-i Where the disablesid config file lives.
-k Keep the rules in separate files (using same file names as found when reading)
-K Where (what directory) do you want me to put the separate rules files?
-l Log Important Info to Syslog (Errors, Successful run etc, all items logged as WARN or higher)
-L Where do you want me to read your local.rules for inclusion in sid-msg.map
-m where do you want me to put the sid-msg.map file?
-M where the modifysid config file lives.
-n Do everything other than download of new files (disablesid, etc)
-o Where do you want me to put generic rules file?
-p Path to your Snort binary
-P Process rules even if no new rules were downloaded
-R When processing enablesid, return the rules to their ORIGINAL state
-r Where do you want me to put the reference docs (xxxx.txt)
-S What version of snort are you using
-s Where do you want me to put the so_rules?
-T Process text based rules files only, i.e. DO NOT process so_rules
-u Where do you want me to pull the rules tarball from
** E.g., ET, Snort.org. See pulledpork config rule_url option for value ideas
-V Print Version and exit
-v Verbose mode, you know.. for troubleshooting and such nonsense.
-vv EXTRA Verbose mode, you know.. for in-depth troubleshooting and other such nonsense.
-w Skip the SSL verification (if there are issues pulling down rule files)
-W Where you want to work around the issue where some implementations of LWP do not work with pulledpork's proxy configuration.
You can download Pulled Pork here:
Or read more here.