Debian DSA-1483-1 : net-snmp - design error

high Nessus Plugin ID 30223
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


The SNMP agent (snmp_agent.c) in net-snmp before 5.4.1 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU and memory consumption) via a GETBULK request with a large max-repeaters value.


Upgrade the net-snmp package.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version 5.2.3-7etch2.

For the unstable and testing distributions (sid and lenny, respectively), this problem has been fixed in version 5.4.1~dfsg-2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 30223

File Name: debian_DSA-1483.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/11/2008

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:net-snmp, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/6/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5846

DSA: 1483

CWE: 399