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internetnews.com: Snort's Intrusion System Blows a Hole

Oct 21, 2005, 20:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"In an interesting case of technical irony, a tool used to help security professionals detect intrusions into their networks is in fact vulnerable to intrusions itself.

"US-CERT issued an advisory this week warning that the open source Snort intrusion detection system had a highly critical buffer overflow vulnerability that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code..."

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