SuSE 11.1 Security Update : net-snmp (SAT Patch Number 6517)

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


Synopsis :

The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

This update to net-snmp resolves the following issues :

- Specially crafted SNMP GET requests could cause a denial
of service (application crash) via a heap-based
out-out-bounds read flaw which could be exploited
remotely. (CVE-2012-2141)

- The snmpd agent should read shared memory information
from /proc/meminfo when running on Linux Kernel 2.6 or
newer. (bnc#762887)

- The snmpd agent could crash when an AgentX sub-agent
disconnects in the middle of a request. (bnc#670789)

- After rotating the net-snmp log file, use 'try-restart'
to restart the daemon. Reloading with a SIGHUP signal
may trigger crashes when dynamic modules (dlmod) are in
use. (bnc#762433)

See also :

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=670789
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=759352
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=762433
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=762887
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2012-2141.html

Solution :

Apply SAT patch number 6517.

Risk factor :

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

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 64194 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2141

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