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Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:02:54 +0100
From: Victor Julien <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: denial of service in suricata

On 12/12/2014 01:56 PM, Pierre Schweitzer wrote:
> It appears, looking at bug #1272 [1] in Suricata, that it was
> possible to crash Suricata with specific packets due to a bug in
> the libhtp (which got fixed with libhtp 0.5.16).
> It got fixed with the release 2.0.5 from Suricata.
> Was a CVE already assigned to this issue? Otherwise can a CVE be
> assigned?
> With my best regards,
> [1]:

To our knowledge this couldn't be triggered by specific traffic
conditions. Rather it seemed to be an issue when:

- older zlib versions were used that didn't always setup properly for
a reason unknown to us


- extreme memory pressure (malloc's failing)


Victor Julien

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