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Debian Security Advisory DSA 4154-1 (net-snmp - security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.5

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

4 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

A heap corruption vulnerability was discovered in net-snmp, a suite of Simple Network Management Protocol applications, triggered when parsing the PDU prior to the authentication process. A remote, unauthenticated attacker can take advantage of this flaw to crash the snmpd process (causing a denial of service) or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running snmpd.

Affected Software

Affected Software

net-snmp on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For the oldstable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 5.7.2.1+dfsg-1+deb8u1. For the stable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed before the initial release. We recommend that you upgrade your net-snmp packages. For the detailed security status of net-snmp please refer to its security tracker page linked in the references.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)