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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2016 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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 29920 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5846