Debian DLA-2393-1 : snmptt security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 141135

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VPR Score: 6.7


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


It was found that SNMP Trap Translator does not drop privileges as configured and does not properly escape shell commands in certain functions. A remote attacker, by sending a malicious crafted SNMP trap, could possibly execute arbitrary shell code with the privileges of the process or cause a Denial of Service condition.

For Debian 9 stretch, this problem has been fixed in version 1.4-1+deb9u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your snmptt packages.

For the detailed security status of snmptt please refer to its security tracker page at:

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Upgrade the affected snmptt package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 141135

File Name: debian_DLA-2393.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2020/10/05

Updated: 2020/10/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:snmptt, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2020/10/02

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2020/08/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-24361