1.5.2 Unset 'private' for 'snmp-server community'

Information

An SNMP community string permits read-only access to all objects.

Rationale:

The default community string 'private' is well known. Using easy to guess, well known community string poses a threat that an attacker can effortlessly gain unauthorized access to the device.

Impact:

To reduce the risk of unauthorized access, Organizations should disable default, easy to guess, settings such as the 'private' setting for snmp-server community.

Solution

Disable the default SNMP community string private

hostname(config)#no snmp-server community {private}

See Also

https://workbench.cisecurity.org/files/3801

Item Details

Category: SECURITY ASSESSMENT AND AUTHORIZATION, SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATIONS PROTECTION

References: 800-53|CA-9, 800-53|SC-7, CSCv7|9.2

Plugin: Cisco

Control ID: 9bf8ad1b4d998baf15346e14c5b5465a33e949c74e25bca9bf63d6c454c4e6bf