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

medium Nessus Plugin ID 67761
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Synopsis

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

Description

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.

Solution

Update the affected net-snmp packages.

See Also

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2008-November/000778.html

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2008-November/000779.html

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2008-November/000780.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 67761

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2008-0971.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/12/2013

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/3/2008

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/31/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4309

BID: 32020

RHSA: 2008:0971

CWE: 20