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1212408: CVE-2015-5621 net-snmp: snmp_pdu_parse() incompletely parsed varBinds left in list of variables
It was discovered that the snmp_pdu_parse() function could leave incompletely parsed varBind variables in the list of variables. A remote, unauthenticated attacker could use this flaw to crash snmpd or, potentially, execute arbitrary code on the system with the privileges of the user running snmpd.

Find out more about CVE-2015-5621 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 5.1
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (net-snmp) RHSA-2015:1636 2015-08-17
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (net-snmp) RHSA-2015:1636 2015-08-17


Red Hat would like to thank Qinghao Tang (QIHU 360) for reporting this issue.
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