HP Procurve SNMP variable write denial of service

hp-procurve-snmp-write-dos (9708) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


HP Procurve 4000M switches are vulnerable to a denial of service attack. If a remote attacker writes a specially-crafted string of at least 85 characters to the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) variable, the attacker would cause the affected device to crash the next time a Telnet or HTTP connection is established.


Denial of Service


No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.


  • Phenoelit Advisory : HP_ProCurve.txt.
  • BID-5336: HP ProCurve Switch SNMP Write Denial Of Service Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-1426: HP ProCurve Switch 4000M C.07.23 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via an SNMP write request containing 85 characters, possibly triggering a buffer overflow.
  • OSVDB ID: 10862: HP ProCurve 4000M Switch SNMP Write Request Overflow

Platforms Affected:

  • HP ProCurve Switch 4000M


Jul 27, 2002

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