Oracle Linux 3 / 4 / 5 : net-snmp (ELSA-2008-0529)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2008:0529 :

Updated net-snmp packages that fix a security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is a protocol used for
network management.

A flaw was found in the way Net-SNMP checked an SNMPv3 packet's
Keyed-Hash Message Authentication Code (HMAC). An attacker could use
this flaw to spoof an authenticated SNMPv3 packet. (CVE-2008-0960)

A buffer overflow was found in the Perl bindings for Net-SNMP. This
could be exploited if an attacker could convince an application using
the Net-SNMP Perl module to connect to a malicious SNMP agent.
(CVE-2008-2292)

All users of net-snmp should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to resolve these issues.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2008-June/000638.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2008-June/000636.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2008-June/000637.html

Solution :

Update the affected net-snmp packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.3
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67708 ()

Bugtraq ID: 29623

CVE ID: CVE-2008-0960
CVE-2008-2292