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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Net-snmp Vendors:   net-snmp.sourceforge.net
(Oracle Issues Fix for Solaris) Net-snmp snmptrapd Community String Processing Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1031431
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1031431
CVE Reference:   CVE-2014-2285   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 23 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:   Oracle has issued a fix for Solaris.

The Oracle advisory is available at:

https://blogs.oracle.com/sunsecurity/entry/cve_2014_2285_input_validation

Vendor URL:  www.net-snmp.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (Solaris - SunOS)
Underlying OS Comments:  11.2

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Mar 24 2014 Net-snmp snmptrapd Community String Processing Lets Remote Users Deny Service



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