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

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 60419


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


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

A buffer overflow was found in the Perl bindings for Net-SNMP. This could be exploited if an attacker could convince an application using the Net-SNMP Perl module to connect to a malicious SNMP agent.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 60419

File Name: sl_20080610_net_snmp_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2016/12/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/06/10

Exploitable With

CANVAS (D2ExploitPack)

Reference Information

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

CWE: 119, 287