Vulnerability Note VU#101915

The ISS RealSecure Network Sensor fails to properly process certain types of DHCP traffic.

Original Release date: 11 Mar 2003 | Last revised: 14 Mar 2003

Overview

ISS RealSecure Network Sensor "informational signatures" fail to properly process certain types of DHCP traffic, thereby causing the sensor to crash.

Description

The ISS RealSecure Network Sensor fails to properly process certain types of DHCP traffic. If the sensor processes certain types of DHCP traffic, it will crash. For more information, please see http://bvlive01.iss.net/issEn/delivery/xforce/alertdetail.jsp?id=advise116.

Impact

An attacker can cause the sensor to stop functioning.

Solution

Apply a vendor update.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Internet Security Systems Inc.Affected-11 Mar 2003
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

Group Score Vector
Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A N/A

References

Credit

This vulnerability was discovered by ISS X-Force.

This document was written by Ian A. Finlay.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CAN-2002-0601
  • Date Public: 30 Apr 2002
  • Date First Published: 11 Mar 2003
  • Date Last Updated: 14 Mar 2003
  • Severity Metric: 4.72
  • Document Revision: 10

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