Amazon Linux AMI : net-snmp (ALAS-2012-97)

low Nessus Plugin ID 69704


The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.


An array index error, leading to an out-of-bounds buffer read flaw, was found in the way the net-snmp agent looked up entries in the extension table. A remote attacker with read privileges to a Management Information Base (MIB) subtree handled by the 'extend' directive (in '/etc/snmp/snmpd.conf') could use this flaw to crash snmpd via a crafted SNMP GET request. (CVE-2012-2141)


Run 'yum update net-snmp' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 69704

File Name: ala_ALAS-2012-97.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/4/2013

Updated: 4/18/2018

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.5

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:net-snmp, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:net-snmp-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:net-snmp-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:net-snmp-libs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:net-snmp-perl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:net-snmp-python, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:net-snmp-utils, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 7/5/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2141

ALAS: 2012-97

RHSA: 2012:0876