Scientific Linux Security Update : net-snmp on SL7.x x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 87562


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


A denial of service flaw was found in the way snmptrapd handled certain SNMP traps when started with the '-OQ' option. If an attacker sent an SNMP trap containing a variable with a NULL type where an integer variable type was expected, it would cause snmptrapd to crash.

This update also fixes the following bugs :

- Previously, the clientaddr option in the snmp.conf file affected outgoing messages sent only over IPv4. With this release, outgoing IPv6 messages are correctly sent from the interface specified by clientaddr.

- The Net-SNMP daemon, snmpd, did not properly clean memory when reloading its configuration file with multiple 'exec' entries. Consequently, the daemon terminated unexpectedly. Now, the memory is properly cleaned, and snmpd no longer crashes on reload.

- Prior to this update, snmpd did not parse complete IPv4 traffic statistics, but reported the number of received or sent bytes in the IP- MIB::ipSystemStatsTable only for IPv6 packets and not for IPv4. This affected objects ipSystemStatsInOctets, ipSystemStatsOutOctets, ipSystemStatsInMcastOctets, and ipSystemStatsOutMcastOctets. Now, the statistics reported by snmpd are collected for IPv4 as well.

- The Net-SNMP daemon, snmpd, did not correctly detect the file system change from read-only to read-write.
Consequently, after remounting the file system into the read-write mode, the daemon reported it to be still in the read-only mode. A patch has been applied, and snmpd now detects the mode changes as expected.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 87562

File Name: sl_20151119_net_snmp_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/12/22

Modified: 2015/12/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/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: 2015/11/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3565