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Vulnerability of net-snmp: write access granted to read-only users

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

Read-only users or communities which were configured using the "rocommunity" or "rouser" snmpd.conf tokens can grant access to write access rights.
Vulnerable products: Net-SNMP.
Severity of this weakness: 2/4.
Creation date: 16/01/2006.
Références of this bulletin: BID-21503, CVE-2006-6305, VIGILANCE-VUL-5520.

Description of the vulnerability 

The net-snmp program is used to implement different versions of the SNMP protocol.

There is a bug in the new version of net-snmp that resulted in granting write access to read-only users or communities which were configured using the "rocommunity" or "rouser" snmpd.conf tokens.

This bug permits to this users to modify files on the machine using net-snmp.
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This cybersecurity vulnerability impacts software or systems such as Net-SNMP.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this vulnerability is medium.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of user account.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this weakness alert.

Solutions for this threat 

net-snmp: version 5.3.0.1.
Version 5.3.0.1 is corrected:
  Download:
    - http://www.net-snmp.org/download/
    - ftp://ftp.net-snmp.org/pub/sourceforge/net-snmp/
  Web page:
    - http://www.net-snmp.org/
  Sourceforge Project page:
    - http://www.net-snmp.org/project/
  Mirrors (note that sourceforge download servers are mirrored themselves):
    - US: ftp://ftp.freesnmp.com/mirrors/net-snmp/
    - Bulgaria: http://rtfm.uni-svishtov.bg/net-snmp/ (appears to be out of date)
    - Germany: ftp://ftp.mpg.goe.ni.schule.de/pub/internet/net-snmp/ (unknown host)
    - Greece: ftp://ftp.ntua.gr/pub/net/snmp/net-snmp/
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