Snort ICMP header size denial of service

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


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.


Denial of Service


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


Platforms Affected:

  • Snort Snort 1.8.3


Jan 10, 2002

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