SNMP Query Installed Software Disclosure

info Nessus Plugin ID 19763


The list of software installed on the remote host can be obtained via SNMP.


It is possible to obtain the list of installed software 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: 19763

File Name: snmp_software.nasl

Version: 1.21

Type: remote

Family: SNMP

Published: 9/20/2005

Updated: 11/8/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: SNMP/community