SNMP Request Network Interfaces Enumeration

info Nessus Plugin ID 10551
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The list of network interfaces cards of the remote host can be obtained via SNMP.


It is possible to obtain the list of the network interfaces installed on the remote host by sending SNMP requests with the OID

An attacker may use this information to gain more knowledge about the target host.


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

Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 10551

File Name: snmp_ifaces.nasl

Version: Revision: 1.31

Type: remote

Family: SNMP

Published: 11/13/2000

Updated: 5/24/2011

Dependencies: snmp_settings.nasl, find_service2.nasl

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: SNMP/community