Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : net-snmp (MDVSA-2008:225)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

A denial of service vulnerability was discovered in how Net-SNMP
processed GETBULK requests. A remote attacker with read access to the
SNMP server could issue a specially crafted request which would cause
snmpd to crash (CVE-2008-4309).

Please note that for this to be successfully exploited, an attacker
must have read access to the SNMP server. By default, the public
community name grants read-only access, however it is recommended that
the default community name be changed in production.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36859 (mandriva_MDVSA-2008-225.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 32020

CVE ID: CVE-2008-4309

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