Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : net-snmp vulnerability (USN-946-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 65124


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


The SNMP server did not correctly validate certain UDP clients when using TCP wrappers. Under some situations, a remote attacker could bypass access restrictions and communicate with the SNMP server, potentially leading to a loss of privacy or a denial of service.

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Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 65124

File Name: ubuntu_USN-946-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/03/09

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/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:libsnmp-python, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libsnmp15, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libsnmp15-dbg, 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:10.04:-:lts

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/06/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-6123

BID: 33755

USN: 946-1

CWE: 20