Snort no fort, could be mugged by bug
A flaw in Snort, the popular open-source intrusion detection system, could be used by attackers to run malicious code on vulnerable machines, several security organizations reported yesterday.
The stack buffer overflow bug is in the Snort (or Sourcefire) DCE/RPC preprocessor, said Neel Mehta, a member of IBM's Internet Security Systems X-Force research team. Mehta discovered the vulnerability, which could result in compromised or hijacked computers.
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