SNMP Agent Default Community Names

critical Nessus Plugin ID 10264
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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: 11/25/2002

Updated: 7/30/2018

Dependencies: find_service2.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6


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:2.3:a:snmp:snmp:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Excluded KB Items: global_settings/supplied_logins_only

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/2/1998

Reference Information

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

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

CERT: 732671

EDB-ID: 20892