SNMP Trap Translator: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 202007-63

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in SNMP Trap Translator, the worst of which could allow attackers to execute arbitrary shell code.

Affected packages

net-analyzer/snmptt on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.4.1
Unaffected versions >= 1.4.1

Background

SNMP Trap Translator (SNMPTT) is an SNMP trap handler written in Perl.

Description

It was found that SNMP Trap Translator does not drop privileges as configured and does not properly escape shell commands in certain functions.

Impact

A remote attacker, by sending a malicious crafted SNMP trap, could possibly execute arbitrary shell code with the privileges of the process or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All SNMP Trap Translator users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-analyzer/snmptt-1.4.1"
 

References

Release date
July 31, 2020

Latest revision
July 31, 2020: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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