Amazon Linux 2 : net-snmp (ALAS-2020-1454)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 138620

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VPR Score: 3.6


The remote Amazon Linux 2 host is missing a security update.


snmp_oid_compare in snmplib/snmp_api.c in Net-SNMP before 5.8 has a NULL pointer Exception bug that can be used by an unauthenticated attacker to remotely cause the instance to crash via a crafted UDP packet, resulting in Denial of Service. (CVE-2018-18066)


Run 'yum update net-snmp' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 138620

File Name: al2_ALAS-2020-1454.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2020/07/20

Updated: 2020/07/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:net-snmp, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:net-snmp-agent-libs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:net-snmp-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:net-snmp-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:net-snmp-gui, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:net-snmp-libs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:net-snmp-perl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:net-snmp-python, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:net-snmp-sysvinit, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:net-snmp-utils, cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2020/07/17

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/10/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-18066

ALAS: 2020-1454