SNMP Query Installed Software Disclosure

Info Nessus Plugin ID 19763

Synopsis

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

Description

It is possible to obtain the list of installed software on the remote host by sending SNMP requests with the OID 1.3.6.1.2.1.25.6.3.1.2

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: 19763

File Name: snmp_software.nasl

Version: Revision: 1.20

Type: remote

Family: SNMP

Published: 2005/09/20

Updated: 2011/05/24

Dependencies: 19762, 11153

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Info

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: SNMP/community