USN-3792-2: Net-SNMP vulnerability

16 October 2018

net-snmp vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 12.04 ESM


Net-SNMP could be made to crash if it received specially crafted network traffic.

Software Description

  • net-snmp - SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) server and applications


USN-3792-1 fixed a vulnerability in Net-SNMP. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that Net-SNMP incorrectly handled certain certain crafted packets. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Net-SNMP to crash, resulting in a denial of service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
libsnmp15 - 5.4.3~dfsg-2.4ubuntu1.4

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.