SNMPv1 Public Community String (deprecated)

Critical Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1344

Synopsis

The remote host is configured with default or easily-guessed credentials.

Description

The remote host is running an SNMPv1 server that uses a well-known community string - public

Solution

This signature was obtained through direct sniffing of the network, so if possible, migrating systems to SNMP v3 would be more secure. For non-local attacks though, your community string is easily guessed and should be changed to something more random.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 1344

Family: SNMP

Published: 2004/08/20

Modified: 2018/09/16

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSSv2

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSSv3

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS3#AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-0012, CVE-2002-0013, CVE-2002-0053

BID: 5043, 4132