Debian DLA-1603-1 : suricata security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 119425


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


Several issues were found in suricata, an intrusion detection and prevention tool.


Suricata has an IPv4 defragmentation evasion issue caused by lack of a check for the IP protocol during fragment matching.


It was possible to trigger lots of redundant checks on the content of crafted network traffic with a certain signature, because of DetectEngineContentInspection in detect-engine-content-inspection.c.
The search engine doesn't stop when it should after no match is found;
instead, it stops only upon reaching inspection-recursion- limit (3000 by default).


Suricata is prone to an HTTP detection bypass vulnerability in detect.c and stream-tcp.c. If a malicious server breaks a normal TCP flow and sends data before the 3-way handshake is complete, then the data sent by the malicious server will be accepted by web clients such as a web browser or Linux CLI utilities, but ignored by Suricata IDS signatures. This mostly affects IDS signatures for the HTTP protocol and TCP stream content; signatures for TCP packets will inspect such network traffic as usual.

TEMP-0856648-2BC2C9 (no CVE assigned yet)

Out of bounds read in app-layer-dns-common.c. On a zero size A or AAAA record, 4 or 16 bytes would still be read.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', these problems have been fixed in version 2.0.7-2+deb8u3.

We recommend that you upgrade your suricata packages.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Upgrade the affected suricata package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 119425

File Name: debian_DLA-1603.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/12/06

Updated: 2019/04/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:suricata, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/12/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-15377, CVE-2017-7177, CVE-2018-6794