Scientific Linux Security Update : net-snmp on SL6.x, SL7.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 85500


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


It was discovered that the snmp_pdu_parse() function could leave incompletely parsed varBind variables in the list of variables. A remote, unauthenticated attacker could use this flaw to crash snmpd or, potentially, execute arbitrary code on the system with the privileges of the user running snmpd. (CVE-2015-5621)


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 85500

File Name: sl_20150817_net_snmp_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/08/18

Modified: 2015/08/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/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: 2015/08/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5621