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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Net-snmp Vendors:   net-snmp.sourceforge.net
Net-snmp Subagent Timout Lets Remote Authenticated Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1029482
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1029482
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-6151   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 12 2013
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.7.2, possibly other versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Net-snmp. A remote authenticated user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote authenticated user can send specially crafted requests to trigger a subagent timeout and cause the target service to hang or crash.

The flaw may occur when the target subagent is under heavy traffic load.

Impact:   A remote authenticated user can cause the target service to hang or crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a source code fix.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://sourceforge.net/p/net-snmp/patches/1237/

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

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Mar 24 2014 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Net-snmp Subagent Timout Lets Remote Authenticated Users Deny Service
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
Sep 16 2014 (Oracle Issues Fix for Solaris) Net-snmp Subagent Timout Lets Remote Authenticated Users Deny Service
Oracle has issued a fix for Solaris 11.2.
Oct 22 2015 (Apple Issues Fix) Net-snmp Subagent Timout Lets Remote Authenticated Users Deny Service
Apple has issued a fix for Apple OS X 10.9.5, 10.10.5, and 10.11.



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