Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : net-snmp (MDVSA-2008:118)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 37050

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VPR Score: 7.4


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


A vulnerability was found in how Net-SNMP checked an SNMPv3 packet's Keyed-Hash Message Authentication Code (HMAC). An attacker could exploit this flaw to spoof an authenticated SNMPv3 packet (CVE-2008-0960).

A buffer overflow was found in the perl bindings for Net-SNMP that could be exploited if an attacker could convince an application using the Net-SNMP perl modules to connect to a malicious SNMP agent (CVE-2008-2292).

The updated packages have been patched to prevent these issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 37050

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-118.nasl

Version: 1.21

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

VPR Score: 7.4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A: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-snmp10, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64net-snmp10-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64net-snmp10-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-snmp10, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libnet-snmp10-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libnet-snmp10-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:2007.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.1

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: 2008/06/19

Exploitable With

CANVAS (D2ExploitPack)

Reference Information

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

MDVSA: 2008:118

CWE: 119, 287