Multiple Vendor Malformed SNMP Message-Handling DoS

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 10857

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VPR Score: 6.7


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: 2002/02/13

Updated: 2018/07/30

Dependencies: 19762

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport, SNMP/community

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2002/02/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-0013

CERT-CC: CA-2002-03

CWE: 264