Posted on: 11/16/2008 02:05 PM

New net-snmp packages are available for Slackware 12.0, 12.1, and -current to fix a denial of service issue.

More details about this issue may be found in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:

Here are the details from the Slackware 12.1 ChangeLog:
Upgraded to net-snmp-
This fixes a problem where a user with read access could cause snmpd to
crash, resulting in a denial of service.
For more information, see:
(* Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

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Updated package for Slackware 12.0:

Updated package for Slackware 12.1:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 12.0 package:
c585af1a43e86cb7be73382c1ee4e575 net-snmp-

Slackware 12.1 package:
0aee48e834e781e8d2b910b5278fd8a7 net-snmp-

Slackware -current package:
cc259e3a080404e89d7dab5eb7cbc709 net-snmp-

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg net-snmp-

Then, restart snmpd if the system uses it.


Slackware Linux Security Team

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