Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 : net-snmp vulnerability (USN-190-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 20603
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionA 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.