Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2299-1 net-snmp -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
30 Jul 2020
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
No other external database security references currently available.
More information:

A privilege escalation vulnerability vulnerability was discovered in Net-SNMP, a set of tools for collecting and organising information about devices on computer networks.

Upstream notes that:

  • It is still possible to enable this MIB via the --with-mib-modules configure option.
  • Another MIB that provides similar functionality, namely ucd-snmp/extensible, is disabled by default.
  • The security risk of ucd-snmp/pass and ucd-snmp/pass_persist is lower since these modules only introduce a security risk if the invoked scripts are exploitable.

For Debian 9 Stretch, these problems have been fixed in version 5.7.3+dfsg-1.7+deb9u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your net-snmp packages.

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