Ubuntu 6.06 LTS : net-snmp vulnerability (USN-456-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 28054


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


The SNMP service did not correctly handle TCP disconnects. Remote subagents could cause a denial of service if they dropped a connection at a specific time.

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: Critical

ID: 28054

File Name: ubuntu_USN-456-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/10

Modified: 2016/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

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:libsnmp9, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libsnmp9-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:6.06:-:lts

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/05/02

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/05/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-4837

OSVDB: 34907

USN: 456-1

CWE: 16, 189