GLSA-200509-05 : Net-SNMP: Insecure RPATH

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200509-05
(Net-SNMP: Insecure RPATH)

James Cloos reported that Perl modules from the Net-SNMP package look
for libraries in an untrusted location. This is due to a flaw in the
Gentoo package, and not the Net-SNMP suite.

Impact :

A local attacker (member of the portage group) may be able to create a
shared object that would be loaded by the Net-SNMP Perl modules,
executing arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the
Perl script.

Workaround :

Limit group portage access to trusted users.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200509-05.xml

Solution :

All Net-SNMP users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-analyzer/net-snmp-5.2.1.2-r1'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19670 (gentoo_GLSA-200509-05.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2811