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.
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Subject: Snort Back Orifice Pre-Processor Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
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