This security advisory describes one medium risk vulnerability.
The vulnerability allows a remote user to escalate privileges on the system.
The vulnerability exists due to insecure permissions set by the Net-snmp installed on Debian-based systems. A remote user can overwrite files in net-snmp directory via EXTEND MIB and execute arbitrary code on the system with root privileges.
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Vulnerable software versions
net-snmp (Red Hat package):
5.5-27.el6, 5.5-27.el6_0, 5.5-31.el6, 5.5-37.el6, 5.5-37.el6_2, 5.5-41.el6, 5.5-41.el6_3, 5.5-44.el6, 5.5-44.el6_4, 5.5-49.el6, 5.5-49.el6_5, 5.5-50.el6_6, 5.5-54.el6, 5.5-54.el6_7, 5.5-57.el6, 5.5-57.el6_8, 5.5-60.el6, 5.5-60.el6_10
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, big endian:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Scientific Computing:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server:
Q & A
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote authenticated user via the Internet.
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?
No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.
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