Scientific Linux Security Update : net-snmp on SL5.x i386/x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

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
restarted automatically.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?b95b0065

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 73176 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-6151
CVE-2014-2285