This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200711-31
(Net-SNMP: Denial of Service)
The SNMP agent (snmpd) does not properly handle GETBULK requests with
an overly large 'max-repetitions' field.
A remote unauthenticated attacker could send a specially crafted SNMP
request to the vulnerable application, possibly resulting in a high CPU
and memory consumption.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All Net-SNMP users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-analyzer/net-snmp-5.4.1-r1'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 28320 (gentoo_GLSA-200711-31.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2007-5846