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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
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
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