argus exits when hit with stick

Carter Bullard carter at
Tue May 6 15:36:15 EDT 2003

Hey Jed,
   Can you capture the packet stream using tcpdump, and
then we'll play it back through argus.  If it dumps, then
I can probably fix it.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-argus-info at 
> [mailto:owner-argus-info at] On Behalf Of Jed Haile
> Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2003 2:30 PM
> To: argus-info at
> Subject: argus exits when hit with stick
> Hello All,
> I have been running argus 2.0.5 on a redhat 7.3 system. When I run 
> stick (an intrusion detection testing tool) against the system argus 
> writes a message to syslog: "ArgusUpdateFRAGState (0x87d8f38, 1) no 
> extension buffer" and then exits. Stick generates many fragmented 
> packets, and other nasty stuff from many random sources, and 
> I suspect 
> this is the problem.
> I ran it in a debugger, and it is definitely exiting via 
> ArgusShutDown, 
> and not segfaulting or otherwise failing.
> Anything I can do to help argus handle this situation?
> Thanks,
> Jed

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