USN-190-1: SNMP vulnerability

30 September 2005

net-snmp vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 5.04
  • Ubuntu 4.10

Software Description

Details

A remote Denial of Service has been discovered in the SMNP (Simple Network Management Protocol) library. If a SNMP agent uses TCP sockets for communication, a malicious SNMP server could exploit this to crash the agent. Please note that by default SNMP uses UDP sockets.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 5.04
libsnmp5
snmpd
Ubuntu 4.10
libsnmp5
snmpd

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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