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[alpine-devel] [PATCH] /testing/PSAD - version bump to 2.2.3

From: Stuart Cardall <>
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2014 08:00:47 +0000

Version bump to PSAD 2.2.3


psad-2.2.3 (03/01/2014):
    - Added compatibility with 'upstart' init daemons with assistance from Tim
      Kramer. This change adds a new config variable 'ENABLE_PSADWATCHD' that
      can be used to disable psadwatchd when deployed with upstart since it
      has built-in process monitoring and restarting capabilities. By default
      psadwatchd is not enabled anymore since this variable is set to "N". The
      reason for this change is that psad is extremely stable and so almost
      never needs to be restarted in practice, and process monitoring is
      better provided via other solutions (like upstart) anyway. In addition,
      a new init script located at init-scripts/upstart/psad.conf has been
      added that is compatible with upstart - this script is meant to be copied
      to the /etc/init/ directory.
    - (Wolfgang Breyha) Bug fix to allow VLAN interfaces and interface aliases
      in IGNORE_INTERFACES. This fixes issue #8 on github.
    - Bug fix to not modify /etc/hosts.deny permissions when removing
      tcpwrappers auto-block rules. This issue was reported as Debian bug
      #724267 ( and
      relayed via Franck Joncourt. Closes issue #7 on github.

psad-2.2.2 (01/13/2014):
    - Added detection for Errata Security's "Masscan" port scanner that was
      used in an Internet-wide scan for port 22 on Sept. 12, 2013 (see:
      The detection strategy used by psad relies on the fact that masscan does
      not appear to set the options portion of the TCP header, and if the
      iptables LOG rules that generate log data for psad are built with the
      --log-tcp-options switch, then no options in a SYN scan can be seen.
      This is not to say that other scanning software always sets TCP options -
      Scapy seems to not set options by default when issuing a SYN scan like
      this either:
      There is a new psad.conf variable "EXPECT_TCP_OPTIONS" to assist with
      Masscan detection as well. When looking for Masscan SYN scans, psad
      requires at least one TCP options field to be populated within a LOG
      message (so that it knows --log-tcp-options has been set for at least
      some logged traffic), and after seeing this then SYN packets with no
      options are attributed to Masscan traffic. All usual psad threshold
      variables continue to apply however, so (by default) a single Masscan
      SYN packet will not trigger a psad alert. Masscan detection can be
      disabled altogether by setting EXPECT_TCP_OPTIONS to "N", and this will
      not affect any other psad detection techniques such as passive OS
      fingerprinting, etc.
    - RPM bug fix to include the protocols file.
 testing/psad/APKBUILD | 8 ++++----
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
diff --git a/testing/psad/APKBUILD b/testing/psad/APKBUILD
index 97af4fa..d5fe542 100644
--- a/testing/psad/APKBUILD
+++ b/testing/psad/APKBUILD
_at_@ -1,7 +1,7 @@
 # Contributor: IT Offshore <>
 # Maintainer:
 pkgdesc="3 lightweight system daemons that analyze iptables log messages to detect port scans and other suspicious traffic"
_at_@ -97,12 +97,12 @@ package() {
 		"$pkgdir"/etc/conf.d/$pkgname || return 1
-md5sums="ee600d9b6b4b915b026370c9a3726b5f  psad-nodeps-2.2.1.tar.gz
+md5sums="c01dbd4f08d6d77ccdc0a27d1f21be91  psad-nodeps-2.2.3.tar.gz
 e079dfcd533bc9bcf6f32525868fdd9b  psad.initd
 bc07efebb41cc23c4be129bbbacc874b  psad.confd"
-sha256sums="0422cdd1a37d4c8fcc1a4ce6e7c4a6974e58fdde82242f45b83eb6beb85708b5  psad-nodeps-2.2.1.tar.gz
+sha256sums="e8f1d31555156dc4e71869f48312978d8432d74d4f9a475817b9ac43a8868274  psad-nodeps-2.2.3.tar.gz
 f1570450fd5e4e6a6e044b52ecd342d8f2bc2034ec8699c244b9f1a79d38026c  psad.initd
 74c72225fa37c367a458321b737050cacaf262f32b0cc13babc54468ff1988b9  psad.confd"
-sha512sums="9e3f475376c3c7b753e71676f5c9d639e9fffd93caf864faa130f8030e37f9a6c57ba59c9519d2bd8dde945f7ff7a014ca2a710bd4b7be9721ca7f13f879b970  psad-nodeps-2.2.1.tar.gz
+sha512sums="8ab5684708b538266526bd0fdfcc0044acb1c59630e3c16dd4573105e8e703a037b446398e2c9f50be24ef5ae70bf46d98b59f11b6c5e81fc5b11abe0b1bde33  psad-nodeps-2.2.3.tar.gz
 e4daea5c93b72d9818388435dd90d24360336cc3a46c698feb01162e40b78a0f96241054368303b3093e64f1cd517db08de4b6e128a8e0ec77e6b9770e10cec9  psad.initd
 a80666f59356cc6157a9f5dca132991d4f1e0afda8f673d602de2557219d5521bec9ae148330e98d9483175d14d96e4cc2ccd11541d8b187b0e47f44ba4ada54  psad.confd"
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