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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2009:1124
The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2009:1124.

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

A divide-by-zero flaw was discovered in the snmpd daemon. A remote attacker
could issue a specially-crafted GETBULK request that could crash the snmpd
daemon. (CVE-2009-1887)

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 net-snmp users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing the update, the
snmpd and snmptrapd daemons will be restarted automatically.

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

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Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2009-1887
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