SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : net-snmp (SUSE-SU-2015:1556-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 85942


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


The following issues have been fixed within this update :

- fix btrfs output inside HOST-RESOURCES-MIB::hrStorageDescr. (bsc#909479)

- fix an incompletely initialized vulnerability within the snmp_pdu_parse() function of snmp_api.c. (bsc#940188, CVE-2015-5621)

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

- --disable-md5 to allow operation in FIPS mode and not use the old algorithm (bsc#935876 bsc#940084)

- also stop snmptrapd on 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 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-2015-537=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2015-537=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2015-537=1

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 85942

File Name: suse_SU-2015-1556-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/09/15

Modified: 2016/04/05

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:libsnmp30, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libsnmp30-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:net-snmp, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:net-snmp-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:net-snmp-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:perl-SNMP, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:perl-SNMP-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:snmp-mibs, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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: 2015/08/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5621

OSVDB: 121026