Debian DSA-1663-1 : net-snmp - several vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 34720


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in NET SNMP, a suite of Simple Network Management Protocol applications. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :

- CVE-2008-0960 Wes Hardaker reported that the SNMPv3 HMAC verification relies on the client to specify the HMAC length, which allows spoofing of authenticated SNMPv3 packets.

- CVE-2008-2292 John Kortink reported a buffer overflow in the
__snprint_value function in snmp_get causing a denial of service and potentially allowing the execution of arbitrary code via a large OCTETSTRING in an attribute value pair (AVP).

- CVE-2008-4309 It was reported that an integer overflow in the netsnmp_create_subtree_cache function in agent/snmp_agent.c allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service attack via a crafted SNMP GETBULK request.


Upgrade the net-snmp package.

For the stable distribution (etch), these problems has been fixed in version 5.2.3-7etch4.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 34720

File Name: debian_DSA-1663.nasl

Version: 1.23

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/9/2008

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/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 Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/9/2008

Exploitable With

CANVAS (D2ExploitPack)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0960, CVE-2008-2292, CVE-2008-4309

BID: 29212, 29623, 32020

DSA: 1663

CWE: 20, 119, 287