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From: Slackware Security Team <security@slackware.com>
To: slackware-security@slackware.com
Subject: [slackware-security] net-snmp (SSA:2008-320-02)
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2008 23:01:28 -0800 (PST)
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[slackware-security]  net-snmp (SSA:2008-320-02)

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:

  http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-4309


Here are the details from the Slackware 12.1 ChangeLog:
+--------------------------+
patches/packages/net-snmp-5.4.2.1-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz:
  Upgraded to net-snmp-5.4.2.1.
  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:
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-4309
  (* Security fix *)
+--------------------------+


Where to find the new packages:
+-----------------------------+

HINT:  Getting slow download speeds from ftp.slackware.com?
Give slackware.osuosl.org a try.  This is another primary FTP site
for Slackware that can be considerably faster than downloading
directly from ftp.slackware.com.

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
(http://osuosl.org) for donating additional FTP and rsync hosting
to the Slackware project!  :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on http://slackware.com for
additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 12.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.0/patches/packages/net-snmp-5.4.2.1-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 12.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.1/patches/packages/net-snmp-5.4.2.1-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/n/net-snmp-5.4.2.1-i486-1.tgz


MD5 signatures:
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Slackware 12.0 package:
c585af1a43e86cb7be73382c1ee4e575  net-snmp-5.4.2.1-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Slackware 12.1 package:
0aee48e834e781e8d2b910b5278fd8a7  net-snmp-5.4.2.1-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Slackware -current package:
cc259e3a080404e89d7dab5eb7cbc709  net-snmp-5.4.2.1-i486-1.tgz


Installation instructions:
+------------------------+

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg net-snmp-5.4.2.1-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Then, restart snmpd if the system uses it.


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Slackware Linux Security Team
http://slackware.com/gpg-key
security@slackware.com

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