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MDKSA-2003:029: snort Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the snort package
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2003:029 (snort).
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
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:
Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2003:029
Threat Level: High
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