Oracle Linux 3 / 4 : net-snmp (ELSA-2007-1045)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:1045 :

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
network management.

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 :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2007-December/000426.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2007-November/000398.html

Solution :

Update the affected net-snmp packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67608 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5846