RATA: [ GLSA 200703-01 Snort: Remote execution of arbitrary code
Posted on: 03/03/2007 09:00 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Snort: Remote execution of arbitrary code. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory [ERRATA UPDATE] GLSA 200703-01:02
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: Snort: Remote execution of arbitrary code
Date: February 23, 2007
Updated: March 02, 2007
Bugs: #167730
ID: 200703-01:02

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Errata
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The initial workaround provided by the GLSA does not avoid the mentioned
vulnerability.

The corrected section appears below.

Workaround
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Disable the DCE/RPC processor by commenting the 'preprocessor dcerpc'
section in /etc/snort/snort.conf .

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200703-01.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2007 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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