This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
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
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 :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 28248 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2007-5846