SUSE SLED11 / SLES11 Security Update : net-snmp (SUSE-SU-2015:1524-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 85903


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


net-snmp was updated to fix one security vulnerability and several bugs.

- fix a vulnerability within the snmp_pdu_parse() function of snmp_api.c. (bnc#940188, CVE-2015-5621)

- Add build requirement 'procps' to fix a net-snmp-config error. (bsc#935863)

- add support for /dev/shm in snmp hostmib (bnc#853382, FATE#316893).

- stop snmptrapd on package removal.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch sdksp4-net-snmp-12079=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11-SP3 :

zypper in -t patch sdksp3-net-snmp-12079=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for VMWare 11-SP3 :

zypper in -t patch slessp3-net-snmp-12079=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch slessp4-net-snmp-12079=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP3 :

zypper in -t patch slessp3-net-snmp-12079=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch sledsp4-net-snmp-12079=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11-SP3 :

zypper in -t patch sledsp3-net-snmp-12079=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-net-snmp-12079=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP3 :

zypper in -t patch dbgsp3-net-snmp-12079=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 85903

File Name: suse_SU-2015-1524-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/09/11

Modified: 2015/09/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libsnmp15, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:net-snmp, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:perl-SNMP, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:snmp-mibs, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/08/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5621

OSVDB: 121026