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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Net-snmp Vendors:   net-snmp.sourceforge.net
(Sun Issues Advisory) Net-snmp Buffer Overflow in __snprint_value() May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020529
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020529
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
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:   Sun has issued a fix for Open Solaris.

SPARC Platform:

* OpenSolaris based upon builds snv_93 or later


x86 Platform:

* OpenSolaris based upon builds snv_93 or later.

Sun is working on a fix for Solaris 10.

The Sun advisory is available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-239785-1

Vendor URL:  www.net-snmp.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (Solaris - SunOS)
Underlying OS Comments:  10

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