Debian Security Advisory DSA 111-1 (ucd-snmp)

Published: 2008-01-17 21:24:46

CVSS Base Vector:


Technical Details:
The Secure Programming Group of the Oulu University did a study on SNMP implementations and uncovered multiple problems which can cause problems ranging from Denial of Service attacks to remote exploits. New UCD-SNMP Linux Distribution Packages have been prepared to fix these problems as well as a few others. The complete list of fixed problems is: * When running external programs snmpd used temporary files insecurely * snmpd did not properly reset supplementary groups after changing its uid and gid * Modified most code to use buffers instead of fixed-length strings to prevent buffer overflows * The ASN.1 parser did not check for negative lengths * the IFINDEX response handling in snmpnetstat did not do a sanity check on its input (thanks to Caldera for most of the work on those patches) The new version is 4.1.1-2.1 and we recommend you upgrade your snmp Linux Distribution Packages immediately.

The remote host is missing an update to ucd-snmp announced via advisory DSA 111-1.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

CVSS Score

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