This script is Copyright (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
A denial of service flaw was found in the way snmpd, the Net-SNMP
daemon, handled subagent timeouts. A remote attacker able to trigger a
subagent timeout could use this flaw to cause snmpd to loop infinitely
or crash. (CVE-2012-6151)
A denial of service flaw was found in the way the snmptrapd service,
which receives and logs SNMP trap messages, handled SNMP trap requests
with an empty community string when the Perl handler (provided by the
net-snmp- perl package) was enabled. A remote attacker could use this
flaw to crash snmptrapd by sending a trap request with an empty
community string. (CVE-2014-2285)
After installing this update, the snmpd and snmptrapd services will be
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 73176 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2012-6151CVE-2014-2285
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