Amazon Linux AMI : net-snmp Remote Crash Vulnerability (ALAS-2012-97)

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Synopsis :

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description :

An array index error, leading to an out-of-bounds buffer read flaw,
was found in the way the net-snmp agent looked up entries in the
extension table. A remote attacker with read privileges to a
Management Information Base (MIB) subtree handled by the 'extend'
directive (in '/etc/snmp/snmpd.conf') could use this flaw to crash
snmpd via a crafted SNMP GET request. (CVE-2012-2141)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?4b637370

Solution :

Run 'yum update net-snmp' to update your system.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69704 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2141