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Gentoo Remote attackers may exploit the buffer overflow condition to runarbitrary code on a Snort sensor with the privileges of the Snort IDSprocess, which typically runs as the superuser.

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          PACKAGE : snort
          SUMMARY : buffer overflow
             DATE : 2003-03-06 10:59 UTC
          EXPLOIT : remote
    FIXED VERSION : =>1.9.1
              CVE : CAN-2003-0033

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- From advisory:

"Remote attackers may exploit the buffer overflow condition to run
arbitrary code on a Snort sensor with the privileges of the Snort IDS
process, which typically runs as the superuser. The vulnerable
preprocessor is enabled by default. It is not necessary to establish
an actual connection to a RPC portmapper service to exploit this

Read the full advisory at:


It is recommended that all Gentoo Linux users who are running
net-analyzer/snort upgrade to snort-1.9.1 as follows:

emerge sync
emerge -u snort
emerge clean

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