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The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security
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.
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0