Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 : net-snmp vulnerabilities (USN-2711-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 85506
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that Net-SNMP incorrectly handled certain trap messages when the -OQ option was used. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause Net-SNMP to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2014-3565)
Qinghao Tang discovered that Net-SNMP incorrectly handled SNMP PDU parsing failures. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause Net-SNMP to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-5621).
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.
SolutionUpdate the affected libsnmp15 and / or libsnmp30 packages.