Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : net-snmp (MDVSA-2008:225)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 36859
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The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A denial of service vulnerability was discovered in how Net-SNMP processed GETBULK requests. A remote attacker with read access to the SNMP server could issue a specially crafted request which would cause snmpd to crash (CVE-2008-4309).

Please note that for this to be successfully exploited, an attacker must have read access to the SNMP server. By default, the public community name grants read-only access, however it is recommended that the default community name be changed in production.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 36859

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-225.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Published: 4/23/2009

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/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:2008.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/5/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4309

BID: 32020

MDVSA: 2008:225

CWE: 20