Net-SNMP: Denial of Service — GLSA 200901-15

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

Affected Packages

net-analyzer/net-snmp on all architectures
Affected versions < 5.4.2.1
Unaffected versions >= 5.4.2.1

Background

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

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

Release Date
January 21, 2009

Latest Revision
January 21, 2009: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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