Debian LTS: Security Advisory for net-snmp (DLA-2299-1)

Published: 2020-07-31 03:00:10

CVSS Base Vector:

The remote host is missing an update for the 'net-snmp' Linux Distribution Package(s) announced via the DLA-2299-1 advisory.

Detection Method:
Checks if a vulnerable Linux Distribution Package version is present on the target host.

Technical Details:
A privilege escalation vulnerability vulnerability was discovered in Net-SNMP, a set of tools for collecting and organising information about devices on computer networks. Upstream notes that: * It is still possible to enable this MIB via the --with-mib-modules configure option. * Another MIB that provides similar functionality, namely ucd-snmp/extensible, is disabled by default. * The security risk of ucd-snmp/pass and ucd-snmp/pass_persist is lower since these modules only introduce a security risk if the invoked scripts are exploitable.

Affected Versions:
'net-snmp' Linux Distribution Package(s) on Debian Linux.

For Debian 9 'Stretch', this issue has been fixed in net-snmp version 5.7.3+dfsg-1.7+deb9u2. We recommend that you upgrade your net-snmp Linux Distribution Packages.

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package


CVSS Score
Debian Local Security Checks

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