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Recommended update for net-snmp


(Last modified: 25FEB2005)

solutions Recommended update for net-snmp SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (241cb3d1d47cc754ff5bc737c32529fd)

Applies to

Package: net-snmp
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Patch: patch-9901
Release: 20050225
Obsoletes: none


Install this if you are using net-snmp.



Problem description

This update fixes the following bugs in net-snmp:
  • A better memory detection for non-i386 system was backport from the upstream net-snmp.
  • Enabled the DISKIO sub agent.
  • Implemented dynamic CPU handling, including support for all SLES 9 platforms.
  • Correctly overflow Gauge32 and Counter32 values on 64bit systems.
  • Added check to init script to not load /etc/snmpd.conf twice, which previously led to memory corruptions.
  • Merged over double free patch from 5.1.2, which lead to memory corruptions on doubled registration of an OID.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh net-snmp.rpm net-snmp-devel.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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