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decode: datalink type 276 not yet supported

Added by Peter Pan over 2 years ago. Updated 11 days ago.

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Assigned
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Beginner, C, Good First Issue, Protocol

Description

<Error> - [ERRCODE: SC_ERR_UNIMPLEMENTED(88)] - datalink type 276 not (yet) supported in module PcapFile.

Suricata 6.0.4 not supporting datalink type 276 yet? Would it be supported in the future or any possible workaround?

Thank you.


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linux_dlt_sll2.pcap (672 Bytes) linux_dlt_sll2.pcap Phil Rzewski, 01/17/2024 01:39 AM
Actions #1

Updated by Victor Julien over 2 years ago

Are you able to provide a (public) pcap?

Actions #2

Updated by Andreas Herz about 2 years ago

  • Tracker changed from Support to Feature
  • Status changed from New to Assigned
  • Assignee set to Peter Pan
  • Target version set to TBD
Actions #3

Updated by Pablo Catalina over 1 year ago

Victor Julien wrote in #note-1:

Are you able to provide a (public) pcap?

It is easy to reproduce:

On a linux (tested on Kali linux) sniff using the options -s0 -i any -w filename.pcap, tcpdump will store the data using LINKTYPE_LINUX_SLL2 (which contains the name of the network interface in the headers). More info: https://www.tcpdump.org/linktypes/LINKTYPE_LINUX_SLL2.html

Actions #4

Updated by Phil Rzewski 3 months ago

We recently had a user bump into this problem as well so I happened to find this issue. Per the request in the most recent comment for a public pcap, I've attached one that reproduces with current GA Suricata v7.0.2.

$ suricata -V
This is Suricata version 7.0.2 RELEASE

$ suricata -r linux_dlt_sll2.pcap 
i: suricata: This is Suricata version 7.0.2 RELEASE running in USER mode
E: pcap: datalink type 276 not (yet) supported in module PcapFile.
W: pcap: Failed to init pcap file linux_dlt_sll2.pcap, skipping
E: pcap: pcap file reader thread failed to initialize
i: threads: Threads created -> RX: 1 W: 12 FM: 1 FR: 1   Engine started.
i: suricata: Signal Received.  Stopping engine.

That example pcap happens to be https://github.com/zeek/zeek/blob/master/testing/btest/Traces/linux_dlt_sll2.pcap that's used in tesing the Zeek project, as they added support for this format in https://github.com/zeek/zeek/pull/2340. Perhaps adding support in Suricata could be aided by borrowing from another open source project.

Actions #5

Updated by steve smoot 3 months ago

I looked through the zeek diff (https://github.com/zeek/zeek/pull/2340/files)
Basically it copies out a header:
struct SLL2Header {
uint16_t protocol_type;
uint16_t reserved;
uint32_t interface_index;
uint16_t arphrd_type;
uint8_t packet_type;
uint8_t addr_len;
uint64_t addr;
} attribute((packed));
};
sets a field that zeek depends on (l2_dst), advances the pointer, and just uses normal processing thereafter.
so it's likely a similarly trivial change.

Actions #6

Updated by Victor Julien 11 days ago

  • Subject changed from datalink type 276 not yet supported to decode: datalink type 276 not yet supported
  • Assignee changed from Peter Pan to Community Ticket
  • Label Beginner, C, Good First Issue, Protocol added
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