Modicon PLC CPU Type SNMP Request Model Type Remote Disclosure

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 23823


It is possible to obtain the model information of a Modicon PLC using an SNMP Get Request.


The Modicon Quantum, Premium, and Momentum brands of PLC's have a private SNMP MIB that is available on the Internet. The type of Modicon PLC has been obtained via an SNMP Get Request. The response will be the model type such as 'Quantum'.

An attacker may use this information to profile the SCADA system and investigate known vulnerabilities of the PLC.


Change default community strings to a value not easily guessed and filter access to the SNMP port.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 23823

File Name: scada_modicon_snmp_cputype.nbin

Version: 1.48

Type: remote

Family: SCADA

Published: 2006/12/11

Modified: 2018/12/14

Dependencies: 19762

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: SNMP/community