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SNMP credentials transmitted in cleartext

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SNMP credentials transmitted in cleartext

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
02/12/2002
Created
07/25/2018
Added
06/19/2014
Modified
03/21/2018

Description

The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is a commonly used network service. Its primary function is to provide network administrators with information about all kinds of network connected devices. SNMP can be used to get and change system settings on a wide variety of devices, from network servers, to routers and printers. The drawback to this service is the authentication is an unencrypted "community string". In addition many SNMP servers provide very simple default community strings.

Solution(s)

  • secure-snmp-installation

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