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USN-5795-1: Net-SNMP vulnerabilities

9 January 2023

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

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Releases

Packages

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

Details

It was discovered that Net-SNMP incorrectly handled certain requests. A
remote attacker could possibly use these issues to cause Net-SNMP to crash,
resulting in a denial of service.

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Ubuntu Pro provides ten-year security coverage to 25,000+ packages in Main and Universe repositories, and it is free for up to five machines.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 22.10
Ubuntu 22.04
Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04

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

Related notices

  • USN-5795-2: net-snmp, libsnmp30, tkmib, libsnmp-dev, libsnmp-base, libsnmp-perl, snmpd, snmptrapd, python-netsnmp, snmp