Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : snort (MDKSA-2007:051)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 24754
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionAlgorithmic 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.