Snort ICMP header size denial of service

snort-icmp-dos (7874) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Snort is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an error in the interpreting of ICMP header size. A remote attacker can send a specially-crafted ICMP packet to the system to cause the Snort daemon to crash and dump core. The program must be restarted to regain normal functionality.


Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

Apply the patch for this vulnerability included in the BugTraq Mailing List posting dated Jan 10 2002 11:00PM. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Snort Snort 1.8.3

Reported:

Jan 10, 2002

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