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[SECURITY] Fedora 11 Update: snort-2.8.5.1-1.fc11



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Fedora Update Notification
FEDORA-2009-10783
2009-10-27 05:01:41
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Name        : snort
Product     : Fedora 11
Version     : 2.8.5.1
Release     : 1.fc11
URL         : http://www.snort.org
Summary     : Intrusion detection system
Description :
Snort is a libpcap-based packet sniffer/logger which
can be used as a lightweight network intrusion detection system.
It features rules based logging and can perform protocol analysis,
content searching/matching and can be used to detect a variety of
attacks and probes, such as buffer overflows, stealth port scans,
CGI attacks, SMB probes, OS fingerprinting attempts, and much more.
Snort has a real-time alerting capabilty, with alerts being sent to syslog,
a separate "alert" file, or as a WinPopup message via Samba's smbclient

Edit /etc/snort.conf to configure snort and use snort.d to start snort

This rpm is different from previous rpms and while it will not clobber
your current snortd file, you will need to modify it.

There are 9 different packages available

All of them require the base snort rpm.  Additionally, you will need
to chose a binary to install.

/usr/sbin/snort should end up being a symlink to a binary in one of
the following configurations:

plain      plain+flexresp
mysql      mysql+flexresp
postgresql postgresql+flexresp
snmp       snmp+flexresp
bloat      mysql+postgresql+flexresp+snmp

Please see the documentation in /usr/share/doc/snort-2.8.5.1

There are no rules in this package  the license  they are released under forbids
us from repackaging them  and redistributing them.

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Update Information:

Update to 2.8.5.1 which includes a fix for CVE-2009-3641 DoS (crash) while
printing specially-crafted IPv6 packet using the -v option
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ChangeLog:

* Sun Oct 25 2009 Dennis Gilmore <dennis ausil us> - 2.8.5.1-1
- update for CVE-2009-3641
* Sun Jul 26 2009 Fedora Release Engineering <rel-eng lists fedoraproject org> - 2.8.3.2-4
- Rebuilt for https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_12_Mass_Rebuild
* Sun Apr 19 2009 Robert Scheck <robert fedoraproject org> - 2.8.3.2-3
- Build require package libnet10-devel rather libnet10
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References:

  [ 1 ] Bug #530863 - CVE-2009-3641 Snort: DoS (crash) while printing specially-crafted IPv6 packet using the -v option
        https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=530863
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This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update snort' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

All packages are signed with the Fedora Project GPG key.  More details on the
GPG keys used by the Fedora Project can be found at
http://fedoraproject.org/keys
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