Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2313-1 net-snmp -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
04 Aug 2020
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2020-15861, CVE-2020-15862.
More information:

A privilege escalation vulnerability was discovered in Net-SNMP, a set of tools for collecting and organising information about devices on computer networks, due to incorrect symlink handling (CVE-2020-15861).

This security update also applies an upstream fix to their previous handling of CVE-2020-15862 as part of DLA-2299-1.

For Debian 9 Stretch, these problems have been fixed in version 5.7.3+dfsg-1.7+deb9u3.

We recommend that you upgrade your net-snmp packages.

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