[USN-3792-3] Net-SNMP vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Mon Oct 22 18:15:19 UTC 2018

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3792-3
October 22, 2018

net-snmp vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 18.10


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

Software Description:
- 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:
  libsnmp30                       5.7.3+dfsg-1.8ubuntu3.18.10.1

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


Package Information:

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