Oracle Linux 3 / 4 / 5 : net-snmp (ELSA-2008-0971)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2008:0971 :

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 important security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

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

A denial-of-service flaw was found in the way Net-SNMP processes SNMP
GETBULK requests. A remote attacker who issued a specially crafted
request could cause the snmpd server to crash. (CVE-2008-4309)

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.

All users of net-snmp should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to resolve this issue.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2008-November/000779.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2008-November/000778.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2008-November/000780.html

Solution :

Update the affected net-snmp packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.1
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67761 ()

Bugtraq ID: 32020

CVE ID: CVE-2008-4309