SNMP Agent Default Community Names

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 10264


The community names of the remote SNMP server can be guessed.


It is possible to obtain the default community names of the remote SNMP server.

An attacker can use this information to gain more knowledge about the remote host or to change the configuration of the remote system (if the default community allows such modifications).


Disable the SNMP service on the remote host if you do not use it, filter incoming UDP packets going to this port, or change the default community string.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 10264

File Name: snmp_default_communities.nasl

Version: 1.107

Type: remote

Family: SNMP

Published: 2002/11/25

Modified: 2018/07/30

Dependencies: 11153

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:snmp:snmp

Excluded KB Items: global_settings/supplied_logins_only

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1998/11/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-1999-0186, CVE-1999-0254, CVE-1999-0472, CVE-1999-0516, CVE-1999-0517, CVE-1999-0792, CVE-2000-0147, CVE-2001-0380, CVE-2001-0514, CVE-2001-1210, CVE-2002-0109, CVE-2002-0478, CVE-2002-1229, CVE-2004-0311, CVE-2004-1474, CVE-2010-1574

BID: 177, 973, 986, 2112, 3758, 3795, 3797, 4330, 6825, 7081, 7212, 7317, 9681, 10576, 11237, 41436

CERT: 732671

EDB-ID: 20892