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Category:   Application (Security)  >   Cisco Snort Vendors:   Sourcefire
Snort File Processing DLL Loading Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1036936
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-1417   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 4 2016
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Exploit Included:  Yes  
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Snort. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a pcap file and a specially crafted 'tcapi.dll' DLL on a remote share. When the target user opens the pcap file from the remote share using Snort, the target user's system will execute arbitrary code contained in the DLL file. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The vendor was notified on April 21, 2016.

The original advisory is available at:

John Page aka hyp3rlinx reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

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