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Home » Hacking News » CSSA-2002-SCO.25-OpenServer 5.0.6 : snmpd denial-of-service

CSSA-2002-SCO.25-OpenServer 5.0.6 : snmpd denial-of-service

by Nikola Strahija on June 11th, 2002 The University of Oulu (Finland) wrote approximately 53000 tests for snmpd error conditions. For OpenServer, many of the tests caused the snmp daemon to grow in size. This could lead to denial-of-service attacks.


2. Vulnerable Supported Versions

System Binaries
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OpenServer 5.0.5 /usr/lib/libsnmp.so.1.Z
OpenServer 5.0.6 /usr/lib/libsnmp.so.1.Z


3. Solution

The proper solution is to install the latest packages.


4. OpenServer 5.0.5

4.1 Location of Fixed Binaries

ftp://ftp.caldera.com/pub/updates/OpenServer/CSSA-2002-SCO.25


4.2 Verification

MD5 (VOL.000.000) = 5cd988029bb6da765d2e4040759dbd33

md5 is available for download from
ftp://ftp.caldera.com/pub/security/tools


4.3 Installing Fixed Binaries

Upgrade the affected binaries with the following commands:

1) Download the VOL* file to the /tmp directory

Run the custom command, specify an install from media images,
and specify the /tmp directory as the location of the images.


5. OpenServer 5.0.6

5.1 Location of Fixed Binaries

ftp://ftp.caldera.com/pub/updates/OpenServer/CSSA-2002-SCO.25


5.2 Verification

MD5 (VOL.000.000) = 5cd988029bb6da765d2e4040759dbd33

md5 is available for download from
ftp://ftp.caldera.com/pub/security/tools


5.3 Installing Fixed Binaries

Upgrade the affected binaries with the following commands:

1) Download the VOL* file to the /tmp directory

Run the custom command, specify an install from media images,
and specify the /tmp directory as the location of the images.


6. References

Specific references for this advisory:
http://www.cert.org/advisories/CA-2002-03.html

Caldera security resources:
http://www.caldera.com/support/security/index.html

This security fix closes Caldera incidents sr858202,SCO-559-1345
and erg711930.


7. Disclaimer

Caldera International, Inc. is not responsible for the
misuse of any of the information we provide on this website
and/or through our security advisories. Our advisories are
a service to our customers intended to promote secure
installation and use of Caldera products.


8. Acknowledgements

This vulnerability was discovered and researched by the
University of Oulu (oulu.fi).

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