Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 : net-snmp vulnerability (USN-190-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 20603


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


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.

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.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 20603

File Name: ubuntu_USN-190-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/01/15

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libsnmp-base, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libsnmp-perl, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libsnmp5, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libsnmp5-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:snmp, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:snmpd, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:tkmib, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:4.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2005/09/29

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/07/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2177

OSVDB: 17754

USN: 190-1

CWE: 20