Oracle Linux 3 / 4 / 5 : net-snmp (ELSA-2008-0971)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 67761


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2008:0971 :

Updated net-snmp packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is a protocol used for network management.

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.

All users of net-snmp should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue.


Update the affected net-snmp packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 67761

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2008-0971.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2016/05/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:net-snmp, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:net-snmp-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:net-snmp-libs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:net-snmp-perl, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:net-snmp-utils, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:3, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:4, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/11/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4309

BID: 32020

RHSA: 2008:0971

CWE: 20