Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : snort (MDKSA-2007:051)

This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Algorithmic complexity vulnerability in Snort before 2.6.1, during
predicate evaluation in rule matching for certain rules, allows remote
attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption and detection
outage) via crafted network traffic, aka a backtracking attack.

Updated packages have been patched to address this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 24754 (mandrake_MDKSA-2007-051.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-6931

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