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[Full-disclosure] [ GLSA 200901-15 ] Net-SNMP: Denial of Service

From: Pierre-Yves Rofes <py_at_nospam>
Date: Wed Jan 21 2009 - 22:31:59 GMT
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Severity: Normal Title: Net-SNMP: Denial of Service Date: January 21, 2009 Bugs: #245306 ID: 200901-15
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Synopsis


A vulnerability in Net-SNMP could lead to a Denial of Service.

Background


Net-SNMP is a collection of tools for generating and retrieving SNMP data.

Affected packages



Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected ------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 net-analyzer/net-snmp < 5.4.2.1 >= 5.4.2.1

Description


Oscar Mira-Sanchez reported an integer overflow in the netsnmp_create_subtree_cache() function in agent/snmp_agent.c when processing GETBULK requests.

Impact


A remote attacker could send a specially crafted request to crash the SNMP server. NOTE: The attacker needs to know the community string to exploit this vulnerability.

Workaround


Restrict access to trusted entities only.

Resolution


All Net-SNMP users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-analyzer/net-snmp-5.4.2.1"

References


  [ 1 ] CVE-2008-4309
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-4309

Availability


This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200901-15.xml

Concerns?


Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License


Copyright 2009 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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