FreeBSD : FreeBSD -- Insecure default snmpd.config permissions (7a31dfba-600a-11e6-a6c3-14dae9d210b8)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 92919


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


The SNMP protocol supports an authentication model called USM, which relies on a shared secret. The default permission of the snmpd configuration file, /etc/snmpd.config, is weak and does not provide adequate protection against local unprivileged users. Impact : A local user may be able to read the shared secret, if configured and used by the system administrator.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 92919

File Name: freebsd_pkg_7a31dfba600a11e6a6c314dae9d210b8.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/08/12

Modified: 2017/07/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

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


Base Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:FreeBSD, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info, Settings/ParanoidReport

Patch Publication Date: 2016/08/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/01/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5677

FreeBSD: SA-16:06.bsnmpd