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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Net-snmp Vendors:   net-snmp.sourceforge.net
Net-snmp snmptrapd Community String Processing Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1029950
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1029950
CVE Reference:   CVE-2014-2285   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 24 2014
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

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 SNMP trap request with an empty community string to trigger a flaw in newSVpv() and cause the target snmptrapd service to crash.

Systems with the Perl handler enabled are affected.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target service to crash.
Solution:   A proposed patch is available at:

http://sourceforge.net/p/net-snmp/patches/1275/

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 snmptrapd Community String Processing Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
Dec 23 2014 (Oracle Issues Fix for Solaris) Net-snmp snmptrapd Community String Processing Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Oracle has issued a fix for Solaris 11.2.



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