Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks --> Category: infos
[GLSA-200509-05] Net-SNMP: Insecure RPATH Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Net-SNMP: Insecure RPATH
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200509-05
(Net-SNMP: Insecure RPATH)
James Cloos reported that Perl modules from the Net-SNMP package
look for libraries in an untrusted location. This is due to a flaw in
the Gentoo package, and not the Net-SNMP suite.
A local attacker (member of the portage group) may be able to
create a shared object that would be loaded by the Net-SNMP Perl
modules, executing arbitrary code with the rights of the user
invoking the Perl script.
Limit group portage access to trusted users.
All Net-SNMP users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-analyzer/net-snmp-188.8.131.52-r1"
Threat Level: Medium
Click HERE for more information and discussions on this network vulnerability scan.