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USN-3792-3: Net-SNMP vulnerability

22 October 2018

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



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


USN-3792-1 fixed a vulnerability in Net-SNMP. This update provides the
corresponding update for Ubuntu 18.10.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that Net-SNMP incorrectly handled certain certain crafted
packets. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Net-SNMP
to crash, resulting in a denial of service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.10

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


Related notices

  • USN-3792-1: snmptrapd, libsnmp-dev, libsnmp-base, net-snmp, snmp, snmpd, libsnmp30, tkmib, python-netsnmp, libsnmp-perl
  • USN-3792-2: libsnmp15, net-snmp