SNMP 'GETBULK' Reflection DDoS

medium Nessus Plugin ID 76474


The remote SNMP daemon is affected by a vulnerability that allows a reflected distributed denial of service attack.


The remote SNMP daemon is responding with a large amount of data to a 'GETBULK' request with a larger than normal value for 'max-repetitions'. A remote attacker can use this SNMP server to conduct a reflected distributed denial of service attack on an arbitrary remote host.


Disable the SNMP service on the remote host if you do not use it.
Otherwise, restrict and monitor access to this service, and consider changing the default 'public' community string.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 76474

File Name: snmp_getbulk_reflection_ddos.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: remote

Family: SNMP

Published: 7/11/2014

Updated: 4/25/2023

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2008-4309

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: SNMP/community

Exploited by Nessus: true

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4309