Apple Mac OS X up to 10.11.0 Net-SNMP resource management

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A vulnerability has been found in Apple Mac OS X up to 10.11.0 (Operating System) and classified as problematic. This vulnerability affects some unknown processing of the component Net-SNMP. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a resource management vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-399. As an impact it is known to affect availability.

The weakness was released 10/21/2015 as HT205375 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability was named CVE-2014-3565 since 05/14/2014. Access to the local network is required for this attack to succeed. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. The advisory points out:

Multiple issues existed in netsnmp version 5.6. These issues were addressed by using patches affecting OS X from upstream.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 86086 (GLSA-201507-17 : SNMP: Denial of Service), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Gentoo Local Security Checks and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 196212 (Ubuntu Security Notification for Net-snmp Vulnerabilities (USN-2711-1)).

Upgrading to version 10.11.1 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (86086).








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Class: Resource management
CWE: CWE-399 / CWE-404

Local: No
Remote: Partially

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Nessus ID: 86086
Nessus Name: GLSA-201507-17 : SNMP: Denial of Service
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OpenVAS ID: 80056
OpenVAS Name: Oracle Linux Local Check: ELSA-2015-2345
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Mac OS X 10.11.1


05/14/2014 🔍
08/31/2014 +109 days 🔍
10/07/2014 +37 days 🔍
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Advisory: HT205375
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2014-3565 (🔍)

Vulnerability Center: 54595 - Apple MacOS X 10.11 Remote DoS Vulnerability due to an Issue in Net-SNMP - CVE-2014-3565, Medium
SecurityFocus: 69477 - Net-SNMP snmptrapd CVE-2014-3565 Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability

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Created: 10/22/2015 11:25 AM
Updated: 06/24/2022 05:07 PM
Changes: 10/22/2015 11:25 AM (58), 04/20/2018 09:13 AM (22), 06/24/2022 05:07 PM (4)
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