RHEL 3 / 4 / 5 : net-snmp (RHSA-2007:1045)

This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated net-snmp packages that fix a security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is a protocol used for
network management.

A flaw was discovered in the way net-snmp handled certain requests. A
remote attacker who can connect to the snmpd UDP port (161 by default)
could send a malicious packet causing snmpd to crash, resulting in a
denial of service. (CVE-2007-5846)

All users of net-snmp are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.8
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28248 ()

Bugtraq ID: 26378

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5846