Vulnerability Details

Snort 'IPv6' Packet Denial Of Service Vulnerability (Linux)

Published: 2009-11-02 13:39:30
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Impact:
Successful exploitation could allow attacker to crash an affected application, creating a denial of service condition.

Affected Versions:
Snort version prior to 2.8.5.1 on Linux.

Technical Details:
This flaw is caused by an error when processing malformed IPv6 packets when the application is compiled with the '--enable-ipv6' option and is running in verbose mode (-v).

Recommendations:
Upgrade to Snort version 2.8.5.1 or later.

Summary:
This host has Snort installed and is prone to Denial of Service vulnerability.

Detection Type:
Executable Unreliable

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2009-3641

SecurityFocus Bugtraq ID:

https://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36795

References:

http://secunia.com/advisories/37135
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/53912
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/3014
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=530863

Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
4.3
Published
2009-11-02
Modified
2019-04-29
Category
Denial of Service

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