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

High Nessus Plugin ID 29920


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


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.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 29920

File Name: ubuntu_USN-564-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/01/10

Modified: 2017/08/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:ND/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libsnmp-base, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libsnmp-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libsnmp-perl, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libsnmp10, 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, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.10

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/01/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/05/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5846

OSVDB: 38904

USN: 564-1

CWE: 399