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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.71404
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2012:0876
Summary:NOSUMMARY
Description:Description:
The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2012:0876.

The net-snmp packages provide various libraries and tools for the Simple
Network Management Protocol (SNMP), including an SNMP library, an
extensible agent, tools for requesting or setting information from SNMP
agents, tools for generating and handling SNMP traps, a version of the
netstat command which uses SNMP, and a Tk/Perl Management Information Base
(MIB) browser.

An array index error, leading to an out-of-bounds buffer read flaw, was
found in the way the net-snmp agent looked up entries in the extension
table. A remote attacker with read privileges to a Management Information
Base (MIB) subtree handled by the extend directive (in
/etc/snmp/snmpd.conf) could use this flaw to crash snmpd via a crafted
SNMP GET request. (CVE-2012-2141)

These updated net-snmp packages also include numerous bug fixes. Space
precludes documenting all of these changes in this advisory. Users are
directed to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 Technical Notes for
information on the most significant of these changes.

All users of net-snmp are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain backported patches to resolve these issues. After installing
the update, the snmpd and snmptrapd daemons will be restarted
automatically.

Solution:
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

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-0876.html

Risk factor : Medium

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2012-2141
BugTraq ID: 53255
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/53255
BugTraq ID: 53258
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/53258
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-201409-02.xml
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=815813
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/04/26/2
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/04/26/3
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2013:0124
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0124.html
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1026984
http://secunia.com/advisories/48938
http://secunia.com/advisories/59974
XForce ISS Database: netsnmp-snmpget-dos(75169)
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/75169
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