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Bug#226356: Buffer overflow vulnerability (CAN-2003-0850)

On Mon, Jan 05, 2004 at 06:17:07PM -0800, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> Package: libnids
> Severity: grave
> "The TCP reassembly functionality in libnids before 1.18 allows remote
> attackers to cause "memory corruption" and possibly execute arbitrary code
> via "overlarge TCP packets."
> http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2003-0850
> An update to version 1.18 should be sufficient to correct the problem.
> I am copying dsniff@packages.debian.org, since that is the only reverse
> dependency.  This package is orphaned and could be removed if this bug is
> not fixed.

  I maintain dsniff - and will adopt libnids and upload a more recent
 version shortly.

  I've retitled #188171 to reflect this, although the cotrol address
 seems to be a little bit slow today.


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