Scientific Linux Security Update : net-snmp on SL5.x, SL4.x, SL3.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 60304


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


A flaw was discovered in the way net-snmp handled certain requests. A remote attacker who can connect to the snmpd UDP port (161 by default) could send a malicious packet causing snmpd to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2007-5846)


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60304

File Name: sl_20071115_net_snmp_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/11/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5846

CWE: 399