The Net-SNMP packages shipped with Red Hat Linux 8.0 contain several bugs including a remote denial of service vulnerability. This errata release corrects those problems.
The Net-SNMP project includes various Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) tools. The SNMP daemon included in the Net-SNMP package versions 5.0.1 through 5.0.4 can be caused to crash if it is sent a specially crafted packet. Successful exploitation of this issue would require knowledge of a known SNMP community string. Red Hat Linux 8.0 shipped with Net-SNMP 5.0.1 and is therefore vulnerable to this issue. Users of Net-SNMP should upgrade to these errata packages containing Net-SNMP 5.0.6 which is not vulnerable to this issue. In addition, Net-SNMP 5.0.6 fixes a number of other minor bugs.