Denial of service in net-snmp

Published: 2007-11-06 | Updated: 2021-01-18
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2007-5846
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Server applications / Remote management servers, RDP, SSH


Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Resource exhaustion

EUVDB-ID: #VU49578

Risk: Medium


CVE-ID: CVE-2007-5846

CWE-ID: CWE-400 - Resource exhaustion

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to the SNMP agent (snmp_agent.c) in net-snmp does not properly control consumption of internal resources. A remote attacker can trigger resource exhaustion by sending a GETBULK request with a large max-repeaters value and perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.


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Vulnerable software versions

Net-snmp: 5.0.1 - 5.3.4.pre2

CPE2.3 External links

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