Debian Security Advisory
DSA-4154-1 net-snmp -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 28 Mar 2018
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 788964, Bug 894110.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2015-5621, CVE-2018-1000116.
- More information:
A heap corruption vulnerability was discovered in net-snmp, a suite of Simple Network Management Protocol applications, triggered when parsing the PDU prior to the authentication process. A remote, unauthenticated attacker can take advantage of this flaw to crash the snmpd process (causing a denial of service) or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running snmpd.
For the oldstable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 184.108.40.206+dfsg-1+deb8u1.
For the stable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed before the initial release.
We recommend that you upgrade your net-snmp packages.
For the detailed security status of net-snmp please refer to its security tracker page at: https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/net-snmp