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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 73176


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


A denial of service flaw was found in the way snmpd, the Net-SNMP daemon, handled subagent timeouts. A remote attacker able to trigger a subagent timeout could use this flaw to cause snmpd to loop infinitely or crash. (CVE-2012-6151)

A denial of service flaw was found in the way the snmptrapd service, which receives and logs SNMP trap messages, handled SNMP trap requests with an empty community string when the Perl handler (provided by the net-snmp- perl package) was enabled. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash snmptrapd by sending a trap request with an empty community string. (CVE-2014-2285)

After installing this update, the snmpd and snmptrapd services will be restarted automatically.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 73176

File Name: sl_20140324_net_snmp_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/03/25

Modified: 2014/03/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/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: 2014/03/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-6151, CVE-2014-2285