Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 : net-snmp vulnerabilities (USN-2711-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2015-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2015-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that Net-SNMP incorrectly handled certain trap
messages when the -OQ option was used. A remote attacker could use
this issue to cause Net-SNMP to crash, resulting in a denial of
service. (CVE-2014-3565)

Qinghao Tang discovered that Net-SNMP incorrectly handled SNMP PDU
parsing failures. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause
Net-SNMP to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-5621).

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 libsnmp15 and / or libsnmp30 packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.5
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 85506 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3565
CVE-2015-5621

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