Cisco CatOS VACM read-write Community String Device Configuration Manipulation

critical Nessus Plugin ID 10688


The SNMP private community strings can be retrieved using SNMP.


It is possible to obtain the remote private community strings using the View-Based Access Control MIB (VACM) of the remote Cisco router. An attacker may use this flaw to gain read/write SNMP access on this router.

Note that a value in this table does not necessarily mean that an instance with the value exists in table vacmAccessTable. The SNMP private community string(s) returned may only allow read access.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 10688

File Name: snmp_vacm.nasl

Version: 1.31

Type: remote

Family: SNMP

Published: 6/15/2001

Updated: 11/15/2018

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.4


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: SNMP/community

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1775

BID: 5030