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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2008:0971

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2008:0971.

The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is a protocol used for
network management.

A denial-of-service flaw was found in the way Net-SNMP processes SNMP
GETBULK requests. A remote attacker who issued a specially-crafted request
could cause the snmpd server to crash. (CVE-2008-4309)

Note: An attacker must have read access to the SNMP server in order to
exploit this flaw. In the default configuration, the community name
public grants read-only access. In production deployments, it is
recommended to change this default community name.

All users of net-snmp should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to resolve this issue.

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

Risk factor : Medium

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2008-4309
BugTraq ID: 32020
Bugtraq: 20081112 rPSA-2008-0315-1 net-snmp net-snmp-client net-snmp-server net-snmp-utils (Google Search)
Cert/CC Advisory: TA09-133A
Debian Security Information: DSA-1663 (Google Search)
HPdes Security Advisory: HPSBMA02447
HPdes Security Advisory: SSRT090062
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2009:003 (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: netsnmp-netsnmpcreatesubtreecache-dos(46262)
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