GLSA-201507-17 : SNMP: Denial of Service

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 86086


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201507-17 (SNMP: Denial of Service)

A specially crafted trap message triggers a conversion to an erroneous variable type when the -OQ option is used.
Impact :

A remote attacker could possibly cause a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All SNMP users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-analyzer/net-snmp-5.7.3_pre5-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 86086

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201507-17.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/09/23

Modified: 2015/09/23

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:net-snmp, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/07/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3565

BID: 69477

GLSA: 201507-17