[Snort-devel] frag2 problems

Martin Roesch roesch at ...402...
Tue Jan 22 13:21:01 EST 2002

Oops, my bad.  I fixed some stuff this weekend and didn't initialize a
new variable that is in the system to pickup teardrop attacks, so what
do you know it always goes off for every fragmented packet.  Brilliant,
eh?  Anyway, I checked the fix into CVS a couple minutes ago, sorry for
the screwup.


"Nathan W. Labadie" wrote:
> Specs:
> Linux-Mandrake 8.1, kernel 2.4.18-pre3, gcc 2.96, latest cvs snort
> pulled from SNORT_1_8.
> I just updated snort to the latest in SNORT_1_8 and started noticing a
> few problems with frag2. In less than 15 minutes, snort logged close to
> 50,000 alerts running against two /16 networks. All of the alerts are
> listed as "spp_frag2: Teardrop attack". Looking through the output in
> tcpdump shows that they _are_ fragmented packets (don't know why),
> but they are definitely _not_ teardrop attacks. Any ideas?
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