USN-2711-1: Net-SNMP vulnerabilities

17 August 2015

Net-SNMP could be made to crash or run programs if it received specially crafted network traffic.

Releases

Packages

  • net-snmp - SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) server and applications

Details

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)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 15.04
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.