VMSA-2010-0003 : ESX Service Console update for net-snmp

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Synopsis :

The remote VMware ESX host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

a. Service Console package net-snmp updated

This patch updates the service console package for net-snmp,
net-snmp-utils, and net-snmp-libs to version
net-snmp-5.0.9-2.30E.28. This net-snmp update fixes a divide-by-
zero flaw in the snmpd daemon. A remote attacker could issue a
specially crafted GETBULK request that could cause the snmpd daemon
to fail.

This vulnerability was introduced by an incorrect fix for
CVE-2008-4309.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CVE-2009-1887 to this issue.

Note: After installing the previous patch for net-snmp
(ESX350-200901409-SG), running the snmpbulkwalk command with the
parameter -CnX results in no output, and the snmpd daemon stops.

See also :

http://lists.vmware.com/pipermail/security-announce/2010/000084.html

Solution :

Apply the missing patch.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: VMware ESX Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 44642 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1887