GLSA-200711-31 : Net-SNMP: Denial of Service

High Nessus Plugin ID 28320


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200711-31 (Net-SNMP: Denial of Service)

The SNMP agent (snmpd) does not properly handle GETBULK requests with an overly large 'max-repetitions' field.
Impact :

A remote unauthenticated attacker could send a specially crafted SNMP request to the vulnerable application, possibly resulting in a high CPU and memory consumption.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Net-SNMP users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-analyzer/net-snmp-5.4.1-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 28320

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200711-31.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/11/26

Modified: 2017/08/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:net-snmp, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/11/20

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/05/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5846

OSVDB: 38904

GLSA: 200711-31

CWE: 399