How To Install Suricata 2.0.7 On Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Suricata is an open source Network IDS, IPS and Network Security Monitoring engine, developed by the Open Information Security Foundation (OISF). The latest version available is Suricata 2.0.7, which has been recently released, coming with the below bug-fixes:

  • Bug #1385: DCERPC traffic parsing issue
  • Bug #1391: http uri parsing issue
  • Bug #1383: tcp midstream window issue
  • Bug #1318: A thread-sync issue in streamTCP
  • Bug #1375: Regressions in list keywords option
  • Bug #1387: pcap-file hangs on systems w/o atomics support
  • Bug #1395: dump-counters unix socket command failure
  • Optimization #1376: file list is not cleaned up

In this article I will show you how to install Suricata 2.0.7 on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, LXLE 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2 and other Ubuntu derivative systems.

Because it is available via PPA, installing Suricata 2.0.7 on the listed Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the suricata package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:oisf/suricata-stable
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install suricata

Optional, to remove suricata, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove suricata

 

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