Bug 506903 (CVE-2009-1887)

Summary: CVE-2009-1887 net-snmp: DoS (division by zero) via SNMP GetBulk requests
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Tomas Hoger <thoger>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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Description Tomas Hoger 2009-06-19 08:26:00 UTC
It was discovered that remote attacker can cause net-snmp's snmpd to crash via specially crafted SNMP GetBulk requests, that triggers division by zero in the following code:

    if (maxbulk <= 0 || maxbulk > maxresponses / r)
        maxbulk = maxresponses / r;

This code has been added as part of the fix for CVE-2008-4309 (bug #469349).  This problem never affected upstream net-snmp versions, thanks to following upstream commit from 2004:


This upstream change is part of net-snmp packages shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and later.  Therefore this division by zero DoS only affects net-snmp in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.

Comment 2 errata-xmlrpc 2009-06-25 14:34:43 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3

Via RHSA-2009:1124 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1124.html