Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : snort (MDKSA-2003:029)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

A buffer overflow was discovered in the snort RPC normalization
routines by ISS-XForce which can cause snort to execute arbitrary code
embedded within sniffed network packets. The rpc_decode preprocessor
is enabled by default. The snort developers have released version
1.9.1 to correct this behaviour; snort versions from 1.8 up to 1.9.0
are vulnerable.

For those unable to upgrade, you can disable the rpc_decode
preprocessor by commenting out the line (place a '#' character at the
beginning of the line) that enables it in your snort.conf file :

preprocessor rpc_decode

See also :

http://www.iss.net/issEn/delivery/xforce/alertdetail.jsp?oid=21951

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14013 (mandrake_MDKSA-2003-029.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0033

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