Vulnerability identifier: #VU45744
Vulnerability risk: Low
Exploitation vector: Local
Exploit availability: No
The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.
The vulnerability exists due to a symlink following issue in snmpd. A local user can bypass implemented security mechanism via *snmp-mibs-downloader package* and execute arbitrary commands on the system as root.
Install updates from vendor's website.
Vulnerable software versions
Net-snmp: 5.0 - 5.8.pre3
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?
No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.