SNMP Query System Information Disclosure

Info Nessus Plugin ID 10800

Synopsis

The System Information of the remote host can be obtained via SNMP.

Description

It is possible to obtain the system information about the remote host by sending SNMP requests with the OID 1.3.6.1.2.1.1.1.

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

Solution

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: 10800

File Name: snmp_sysDesc.nasl

Version: Revision: 1.28

Type: remote

Family: SNMP

Published: 2001/11/06

Modified: 2011/05/24

Dependencies: 19762, 11153

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Info

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: SNMP/community