RHEL 3 : net-snmp (RHSA-2004:023)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 12453


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated Net-SNMP packages are available to correct a security vulnerability and other bugs.

The Net-SNMP project includes various Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) tools.

A security issue in Net-SNMP versions before 5.0.9 could allow an existing user/community to gain access to data in MIB objects that were explicitly excluded from their view. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2003-0935 to this issue.

Users of Net-SNMP are advised to upgrade to these errata packages containing Net-SNMP 5.0.9 which is not vulnerable to this issue. In addition, Net-SNMP 5.0.9 fixes a number of other minor bugs.


Update the affected net-snmp, net-snmp-devel and / or net-snmp-utils packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 12453

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2004-023.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.20 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/07/06

Modified: 2016/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:net-snmp, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:net-snmp-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:net-snmp-utils, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2004/01/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0935

RHSA: 2004:023