CVE-2014-5284 Vulnerability Fixed in OSSEC 2.8.1

OSSEC 2.8.1 has been released to address the security issue identified by Jeff Petersen of Roka Security LLC. Full details of the issue can be found on the OSSEC Github repository – https://github.com/ossec/ossec-hids/releases/tag/2.8.1. This correction will create the temp file for the hosts deny file in /var/ossec and will use mktemp where available to create […]

OSSEC CON 2014 Recap

OSSEC CON 2014 was held in Cork Ireland this year to promote OSSEC in EMEA where we have many users. This year we had several members of the current OSSEC Team speak to our audience. Jeremy Rossi, currently the OSSEC Development Manager, told us about some of the OSSEC open source history and shared the […]

OSSEC Virtual Appliance 2.8.1 Available

I have updated the OSSEC Virtual Appliance to include OSSEC 2.8.1 and Elasticsearch-Logstash-Kibana (ELK) log management and the ElasticHQ system to handle ELK monitoring. It is a single gzipped OVA that can be easily imported into VirtualBox or any other virtualization system that supports OVA files. Look for it in the Downloads section.

OSSEC 2.9.0 RC2

This release marks our second release candidate for OSSEC 2.9 after some great input from our testers out there. Assuming no issues are reported, this release will become the final OSSEC release. Now is when we need really your help! As a community driven project, we need all the testing a release this size can […]

OSSEC 2.8 Released

OSSEC 2.8 has been released and posted on our download page. You can check the release notes to find out what has been updated in this release.

OSSEC Commercial Support Contracts

OSSEC Commercial Support contracts will no longer be available directly from Trend Micro as of March 2014; however all existing agreements will continue to be fully supported until the end of their respective terms. If you are still interested in OSSEC and require commercial support, Trend Micro is aware of some 3rd party vendors who […]

OSSEC 2.7.1 Released

OSSEC 2.7.1 has been released and posted on our download page. You can check the release notes to find out what has been updated in this release.

OSSEC 2.8 Beta-1 is Available

The OSSEC developers have been hard at work on version 2.8 and we have made Beta-1 packages available for testing. See theDownloads page. Helps us with the testing and fine tuning of this preliminary release.

CVE-2014-0160 (Heartbleed bug) Advisory for OSSEC

The recently disclosed CVE-2014-0160 vulnerability – heartbleed read overrun – in OpenSSL may impact OSSEC installations where OSSEC was deployed with OpenSSL support, either when built from source or installed from RPMs. In particular this issue leaves ossec-authd open to attack. The CVE-2014-0160 vulnerability has been fixed in OpenSSL 1.0.1g. OSSEC users are advised to […]

Debian Packages Now Available

Our friends at AlienVault have created and now host Debian packages of OSSEC for Ubuntu Wheezy, Jessie and Sid. See the Downloads page for the links to the packages and AlienVault’s repositories. Thanks to OSSEC Project team member Santiago Gonzalez for taking the time to create these packages and AlienVault for hosting them And just […]