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Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 18:55:11 +0100
From: Jan Lieskovsky <jlieskov@...hat.com>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Cc: "Steven M. Christey" <coley@...us.mitre.org>
Subject: Re: CVE Request -- net-snmp (sensitive host
	information disclosure)

Steve,

  thanks for the assignment!

On Thu, 2009-02-12 at 10:56 -0500, Steven M. Christey wrote:
> I'm confused by the upstream diff being referenced by the Red Hat bug ID.
> Specifically, it looks like some sprintf's got changed, and the result is
> used for logging.  Is it certain that the attacker can bypass
> authorization, or is net-snmp just mis-reporting it?

Yes, the fix looks strange, but it resolves the issue (checked for
net-snmp-5.4.2). Looks like net-snmp is mis-reporting
the results, so subsequent parsing performed by tcp_wrappers
fails so hosts, for whose the snmp responses should be
forbidden, are getting them regardless of /etc/hosts.deny
content.

More exact explanation from our pkg-maintainer:

<snip>

So... the bug is in net-snmp, it mixes source and destination IP 
addresses, which renders tcp_wrappers support in snmpd completely 
useless (it checks destination IP addr instead of source IP address).

</snip>

Not sure here, if the CVE description should be modified appropriately?

Regards, Jan.
--
Jan iankko Lieskovsky / Red Hat Security Response Team

> 
> I'm going with authorization bypass at the moment.
> 
> ======================================================
> Name: CVE-2008-6123
> Status: Candidate
> URL: http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-6123
> Reference: MLIST:[oss-security] 20090212 CVE Request -- net-snmp (sensitive host information disclosure)
> Reference: URL:http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/02/12/2
> Reference: CNFIRM:http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=250429
> Reference: CONFIRM:https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=485211
> Reference: CONFIRM:http://net-snmp.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/net-snmp?view=rev&revision=17367
> Reference: MISC:http://net-snmp.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/net-snmp/trunk/net-snmp/snmplib/snmpUDPDomain.c?r1=17325&r2=17367&pathrev=17367
> 
> The netsnmp_udp_fmtaddr function (snmplib/snmpUDPDomain.c) in net-snmp
> 5.0.9 through 5.4.2, when using TCP wrappers for client authorization,
> does not properly parse hosts.allow rules, which allows remote
> attackers to bypass intended access restrictions and execute SNMP
> queries, related to "source/destination IP address confusion."
> 
> 

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