Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : net-snmp vulnerability (USN-564-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

Bill Trost discovered that snmpd did not properly limit GETBULK
requests. A remote attacker could specify a large number of
max-repetitions and cause a denial of service via resource exhaustion.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 29920 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5846