Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : net-snmp (MDVSA-2009:056)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 36601


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A vulnerability has been identified and corrected in net-snmp :

The netsnmp_udp_fmtaddr function (snmplib/snmpUDPDomain.c) in net-snmp 5.0.9 through 5.4.2, when using TCP wrappers for client authorization, does not properly parse hosts.allow rules, which allows remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions and execute SNMP queries, related to source/destination IP address confusion.

The updated packages have been patched to prevent this.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 36601

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-056.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2015/03/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64net-snmp-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64net-snmp-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64net-snmp15, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libnet-snmp-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libnet-snmp-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libnet-snmp15, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:net-snmp, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:net-snmp-mibs, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:net-snmp-tkmib, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:net-snmp-trapd, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:net-snmp-utils, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:perl-NetSNMP, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/02/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-6123

BID: 33755

MDVSA: 2009:056

CWE: 20