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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2003 2:15 pm    Post subject: [gentoo-security] GLSA: snort (200303-6) Reply with quote

Daniel Ahlberg wrote:
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GENTOO LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT 200303-6
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PACKAGE : snort
SUMMARY : remote dos
DATE : 2003-03-06 10:59 UTC
EXPLOIT : remote
VERSIONS AFFECTED : <1.9.1
FIXED VERSION : =>1.9.1
CVE : CAN-2003-0033

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- From advisory:

"Remote attackers may exploit the buffer overflow condition to run
arbitrary code on a Snort sensor with the privileges of the Snort IDS
process, which typically runs as the superuser. The vulnerable
preprocessor is enabled by default. It is not necessary to establish
an actual connection to a RPC portmapper service to exploit this
vulnerability."

Read the full advisory at:
http://www.iss.net/issEn/delivery/xforce/alertdetail.jsp?oid=21951

SOLUTION

It is recommended that all Gentoo Linux users who are running
net-analyzer/snort upgrade to snort-1.9.1 as follows:

emerge sync
emerge -u snort
emerge clean

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aliz@gentoo.org - GnuPG key is available at http://cvs.gentoo.org/~aliz
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