This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.
Exploit availability: NoDescription
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.
Install updates from vendor's website.Vulnerable software versions
net-snmp (Debian package): 5.0.2a-1 - 5.8+dfsg-5
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.