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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Net-snmp Vendors:   net-snmp.sourceforge.net
Net-snmp Buffer Overflow in __snprint_value() May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020527
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020527
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-2292   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 18 2008
Impact:   Denial of service via network, Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.1.4, 5.2.4, and 5.4.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Net-snmp. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system or cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can send a specially crafted OCTETSTRING in an attribute value pair to trigger a buffer overflow in the __snprint_value() function in snmp_get and execute arbitrary code on the target system or crash the target service. The code will run with the privileges of the target service.

The vulnerability was originally reported in December 2007.

John Kortink reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (5.2.5).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=1826174&group_id=12694&atid=112694

Vendor URL:  www.net-snmp.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Jul 18 2008 (Sun Issues Advisory) Net-snmp Buffer Overflow in __snprint_value() May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Sun has issued a fix for Open Solaris.
Aug 13 2008 (VMware Issues Fix for ESX) Net-snmp Buffer Overflow in __snprint_value() May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
VMware issues fix for ESX Server.



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