Amazon Linux AMI : net-snmp (ALAS-2014-316)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 73235


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


A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way the decode_icmp_msg() function in the ICMP-MIB implementation processed Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) message statistics reported in the /proc/net/snmp file. A remote attacker could send a message for each ICMP message type, which could potentially cause the snmpd service to crash when processing the /proc/net/snmp file. (CVE-2014-2284)


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 73235

File Name: ala_ALAS-2014-316.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/03/28

Updated: 2018/04/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/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: 2014/03/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-6151, CVE-2014-2284

ALAS: 2014-316

RHSA: 2014:0321