Updated net-snmp packages that fix a security issue are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.
This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.
The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is a protocol used for
A flaw was found in the way Net-SNMP checked an SNMPv3 packet's Keyed-Hash
Message Authentication Code (HMAC). An attacker could use this flaw to
spoof an authenticated SNMPv3 packet. (CVE-2008-0960)
A buffer overflow was found in the Perl bindings for Net-SNMP. This could
be exploited if an attacker could convince an application using the
Net-SNMP Perl module to connect to a malicious SNMP agent. (CVE-2008-2292)
All users of net-snmp should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to resolve these issues.