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Snort Back Orifice Pre-Processor Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2005-10-18    Last Update:  2005-11-14    Views:  23,486

Secunia Advisory SA17220

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Neel Mehta has reported a vulnerability in Snort, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error in the handling of Back Orifice packets. This can be exploited by sending a maliciously crafted UDP packet to a network or device protected by or running an IDS or IPS system based on Snort.

The vulnerability has been reported in Snort version 2.4.0 , 2.4.1, and 2.4.2. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Upgrade to version 2.4.3.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Neel Mehta, ISS X-Force

Original Advisory:
Snort:
http://www.snort.org/pub-bin/snortnews.cgi#99

X-Force:
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/alerts/id/207

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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Please provide information about patches, mitigating factors, new versions, exploits, faulty patches, links, and other relevant data by posting comments to this Advisory. You can also send this information to vuln@secunia.com

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