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Alpine Linux: CVE-2015-5621: net-snmp snmp_pdu_parse() incompletely parsed varBinds left in list of variables

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Alpine Linux: CVE-2015-5621: net-snmp snmp_pdu_parse() incompletely parsed varBinds left in list of variables

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
08/19/2015
Created
07/25/2018
Added
08/30/2017
Modified
04/02/2018

Description

The snmp_pdu_parse function in snmp_api.c in net-snmp 5.7.2 and earlier does not remove the varBind variable in a netsnmp_variable_list item when parsing of the SNMP PDU fails, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted packet.

Solution(s)

  • alpine-linux-upgrade-net-snmp

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