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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Net-snmp Vendors:   net-snmp.sourceforge.net
Net-snmp GETBULK Request Processing Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021129
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021129
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-4309   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 3 2008
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.2 prior to 5.2.5.1, 5.3 prior to 5.3.2.3, and 5.4 prior to 5.4.2.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Net-snmp. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can send a specially crafted GETBULK request to cause the target service to crash.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target service to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (5.2.5.1, 5.3.2.3, and 5.4.2.1).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?forum_id=882903

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

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Nov 3 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Net-snmp GETBULK Request Processing Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.
Feb 2 2009 (VMware Issues Fix for ESX) Net-snmp GETBULK Request Processing Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
VMware has issued a fix for ESX.
Jul 2 2009 (Sun Issues Advisory) Net-snmp GETBULK Request Processing Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Sun has issued an advisory for Solaris 10 and OpenSolaris.
Feb 16 2010 (VMware Issues Fix for ESX) Net-snmp GETBULK Request Processing Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
VMware has issued a fix for ESX Service Console.
Dec 17 2010 (Apple Issues Fix for AirPort and Time Capsule) Net-snmp GETBULK Request Processing Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Apple has issued a fix for Time Capsule and AirPort Base Station.



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