Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : net-snmp vulnerability (USN-564-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 29920
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionBill 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.