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SNMP v2 GetBulk Traffic Amplification

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SNMP v2 GetBulk Traffic Amplification

Severity
1
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:N)
Published
02/09/2014
Created
07/25/2018
Added
12/10/2014
Modified
12/10/2014

Description

An SNMP v2 GetBulk operation requests a number of GetNext responses to be returned in a single response. Depending on the MIBs in use, the response can be 6x the size of the request, and because SNMP utilizes UDP, this can be used to conduct traffic amplification attacks against other assets, typically in the form of distributed reflected denial of service (DRDoS) attacks.

Solution(s)

  • snmp-restrict

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