Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : net-snmp (MDKSA-2006:025)

This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

The fixproc application in Net-SNMP creates temporary files with
predictable file names which could allow a malicious local attacker to
change the contents of the temporary file by exploiting a race
condition, which could possibly lead to the execution of arbitrary
code. As well, a local attacker could create symbolic links in the
/tmp directory that point to a valid file that would then be
overwritten when fixproc is executed (CVE-2005-1740).

A remote Denial of Service vulnerability was also discovered in the
SNMP library that could be exploited by a malicious SNMP server to
crash the agent, if the agent uses TCP sockets for communication

The updated packages have been patched to correct these problems.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.7
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20819 (mandrake_MDKSA-2006-025.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 13715

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1740

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