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Rule:  

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Sid:
2428

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Summary:
This event is generated when an attempt is made to exploit a known
vulnerability in ISC INN Usenet/NNTP server.

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Impact:
Execution of arbitrary code is possible.

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Detailed Information:
A vulnerability exists in the network news transport protocol server
from ISC. It may be possible for a remote attacker to exploit a buffer
overflow condition in the software to execute code of the attackers
choosing with the privileges of the user running the daemon.

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Affected Systems:
	ISC INN 2.4 .0

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Attack Scenarios:
An attacker may send specially crafted packets to a vulnerable system to
cause the overflow condition to occur. Once successful the attacker may
attempt to escalate privileges by using further local exploits.

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Ease of Attack:
Moderate.

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False Positives:
None known.

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False Negatives:
None known.

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Corrective Action:
Upgrade to the latest non-affected version of the software.

Apply the appropriate vendor supplied patches

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Contributors:
Sourcefire Research Team
Brian Caswell <bmc@sourcefire.com>
Nigel Houghton <nigel.houghton@sourcefire.com>

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