Scientific Linux Security Update : net-snmp on SL3.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

A divide-by-zero flaw was discovered in the snmpd daemon. A remote
attacker could issue a specially crafted GETBULK request that could
crash the snmpd daemon. (CVE-2009-1887)

Note: An attacker must have read access to the SNMP server in order to
exploit this flaw. In the default configuration, the community name
'public' grants read-only access. In production deployments, it is
recommended to change this default community name.

After installing the update, the snmpd and snmptrapd daemons will be
restarted automatically.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60607 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1887