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Bug 50812 - snmpd Buffer Overflow (Non-Malicious)
snmpd Buffer Overflow (Non-Malicious)
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ucd-snmp (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Phil Knirsch
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-08-03 11:22 EDT by Jeff A. Abbott
Modified: 2015-03-04 20:09 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-09-21 10:16:09 EDT
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Description Jeff A. Abbott 2001-08-03 11:22:17 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.77 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.2-2smp i686)

Description of problem:
snmpd dumps core when you try to specify a logfile name/path with an
excessively long name. Could this be better handled with an error

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run "/usr/sbin/snmpd -l [extremely long list of characters -- I was
using over 500 A's]"
2. Watch it dump.

Actual Results:  It dumped core.

Expected Results:  It would be nice if it did something like "the logfile
name you specified is invalid. please use a shorter name."

Additional info:

As near as I can tell, there's no way to exploit a system or otherwise
cause damage to it with this, but it would be nice if handled it a bit more
Comment 1 Wes Hardaker 2001-09-21 10:16:05 EDT
Note: this will be fixed in the shortly released 4.2.2 release.
Comment 2 Phil Knirsch 2002-01-29 09:14:46 EST
The latest version (4.2.3) is available via rawhide now. This should fix this


Read ya, Phil

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