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Vulnerability Assessment Details

MDKSA-2007:051: snort

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the snort package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2007:051 (snort).

Algorithmic complexity vulnerability in Snort before 2.6.1, during
predicate evaluation in rule matching for certain rules, permits 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.

Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2007:051
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2007 Tenable Network Security

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