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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60487


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


A denial-of-service flaw was found in the way Net-SNMP processes SNMP GETBULK requests. A remote attacker who issued a specially crafted request could cause the snmpd server to crash. (CVE-2008-4309)

Note: An attacker must have read access to the SNMP server in order to exploit this flaw. In the default configuration, the community name 'public' grants read-only access. In production deployments, it is recommended to change this default community name.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60487

File Name: sl_20081103_net_snmp_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2014/08/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

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: 2008/11/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4309

CWE: 20