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[ GLSA 200703-01 ] Snort: Remote execution of arbitrary code
From: Raphael Marichez <falco () gentoo org>
Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2007 01:31:56 +0100

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200703-01
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  Severity: High
     Title: Snort: Remote execution of arbitrary code
      Date: February 23, 2007
      Bugs: #167730
        ID: 200703-01

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Synopsis
========

The Snort DCE/RPC preprocessor contains a buffer overflow that could
result in the remote execution of arbitrary code.

Background
==========

Snort is a widely deployed intrusion detection program.

Affected packages
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package             /  Vulnerable  /                   Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  net-analyzer/snort      < 2.6.1.3                      >= 2.6.1.3

Description
===========

The Snort DCE/RPC preprocessor does not properly reassemble certain
types of fragmented SMB and DCE/RPC packets.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could send specially crafted fragmented SMB or
DCE/RPC packets, without the need to finish the TCP handshake, that
would trigger a stack-based buffer overflow while being reassembled.
This could lead to the execution of arbitrary code with the permissions
of the user running the Snort preprocessor.

Workaround
==========

Disable the DCE/RPC processor by commenting 'preprocessor rpc_decode'
and 'include $RULE_PATH/rpc.rules' from /etc/snort/snort.conf .

Resolution
==========

All Snort users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-analyzer/snort-2.6.1.3"

References
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  [ 1 ] CVE-2006-5276
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-5276

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200703-01.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security () gentoo org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2007 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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