Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 : net-snmp vulnerabilities (USN-2711-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 85506


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


It 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.


Update the affected libsnmp15 and / or libsnmp30 packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 85506

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2711-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/08/18

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libsnmp15, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libsnmp30, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.04

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: 2015/08/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3565, CVE-2015-5621

OSVDB: 110884, 121026

USN: 2711-1