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Security Advisory Updated Net-SNMP packages fix security and other bugs

Advisory: RHSA-2002:228-11
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2002-10-09
Last updated on: 2002-12-17
Affected Products: Red Hat Linux 8.0
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2002-1170

Details

The Net-SNMP packages shipped with Red Hat Linux 8.0 contain several bugs
including a remote denial of service vulnerability. This errata release
corrects those problems.

The Net-SNMP project includes various Simple Network Management Protocol
(SNMP) tools.

The SNMP daemon included in the Net-SNMP package versions 5.0.1 through
5.0.4 can be caused to crash if it is sent a specially crafted packet.
Successful exploitation of this issue would require knowledge of a known
SNMP community string.

Red Hat Linux 8.0 shipped with Net-SNMP 5.0.1 and is therefore vulnerable
to this issue. Users of Net-SNMP should upgrade to these errata packages
containing Net-SNMP 5.0.6 which is not vulnerable to this issue. In
addition, Net-SNMP 5.0.6 fixes a number of other minor bugs.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are
not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you
can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the
desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network. Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:

up2date

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

Updated packages

Red Hat Linux 8.0

SRPMS:
net-snmp-5.0.6-8.80.2.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:335
    MD5: 679740c0bfb21529b14c8266a38b1a78
 
IA-32:
net-snmp-5.0.6-8.80.2.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:335
    MD5: 756809c05de41a612dd39f175c545816
net-snmp-devel-5.0.6-8.80.2.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:335
    MD5: e33a3d020fc73de060db01ac1a274a57
net-snmp-utils-5.0.6-8.80.2.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:335
    MD5: f1015f50ceb745ae7d9fc457a7042b5f
 

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

75433 - Milan 8.0 net-snmp daemon dies when stressing it with gets and getnexts
78960 - Remote Denial of Service with Net-SNMP


References


Keywords

flaw:design, ucd-snmp,


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