Multiple Vendor Malformed SNMP Message-Handling DoS

medium Nessus Plugin ID 10857


The remote SNMP service is vulnerable to a denial of service attack.


It was possible to disable the remote SNMP daemon by sending a malformed packet advertising bogus length fields.

An attacker may use this flaw to prevent you from using SNMP to administer your network (or use other flaws to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the SNMP daemon).


Contact the vendor for a patch.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 10857

File Name: snmp_oversized_length_field_dos.nasl

Version: 1.27

Type: remote

Family: SNMP

Published: 2/13/2002

Updated: 7/30/2018

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

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

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport, SNMP/community

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/12/2002

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-0013

CWE: 264

CERT-CC: CA-2002-03