Debian: snort multiple vulnerabilities

    Date01 May 2003
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Two vulnerabilities have been discoverd in Snort.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 297-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Martin Schulze
    May 1st, 2003                  
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    Package        : snort
    Vulnerability  : integer overflow, buffer overflow
    Problem-Type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Ids        : CAN-2003-0033 CAN-2003-0209
    CERT advisories: VU#139129 VU#916785
    Bugtraq Ids    : 7178 6963
    Two vulnerabilities have been discoverd in Snort, a popular network
    intrusion detection system.  Snort comes with modules and plugins that
    perform a variety of functions such as protocol analysis.  The
    following issues have been identified:
    Heap overflow in Snort "stream4" preprocessor
       (VU#139129, CAN-2003-0209, Bugtraq Id 7178)
       Researchers at CORE Security Technologies have discovered a
       remotely exploitable inteter overflow that results in overwriting
       the heap in the "stream4" preprocessor module.  This module allows
       Snort to reassemble TCP packet fragments for further analysis.  An
       attacker could insert arbitrary code that would be executed as
       the user running Snort, probably root.
    Buffer overflow in Snort RPC preprocessor
       (VU#916785, CAN-2003-0033, Bugtraq Id 6963)
       Researchers at Internet Security Systems X-Force have discovered a
       remotely exploitable buffer overflow in the Snort RPC preprocessor
       module.  Snort incorrectly checks the lengths of what is being
       normalized against the current packet size.  An attacker could
       exploit this to execute arbitrary code under the privileges of the
       Snort process, probably root.
    For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in
    version 1.8.4beta1-3.1.
    The old stable distribution (potato) is not affected by these problems
    since it doesn't contain the problematic code.
    For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
    version 2.0.0-1.
    We recommend that you upgrade your snort package immediately.
    You are also advised to upgrade to the most recent version of Snort,
    since Snort, as any intrusion detection system, is rather useless if
    it is based on old and out-dated data and not kept up to date.  Such
    installations would be unable to detect intrusions using modern
    methods.  The current version of Snort is 2.0.0, while the version in
    the stable distribution (1.8) is quite old and the one in the old
    stable distribution is beyond hope.
    Since Debian does not update arbitrary packages in stable releases,
    even Snort is not going to see updates other than to fix security
    problems, you are advised to upgrade to the most recent version from
    third party sources.
    The Debian maintainer for Snort provides backported up-to-date
    packages for woody (stable) and potato (oldstable) for cases where you
    cannot upgrade your entire system.  These packages are untested,
    though and only exist for the i386 architecture:
    deb ./
    deb-src ./
    deb ./
    deb-src ./
    Upgrade Instructions
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    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
    sources.list as given below:
    apt-get update
            will update the internal database
    apt-get upgrade
            will install corrected packages
    You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
    footer to the proper configuration.
    Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
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