SNMP xyzzy Community String (deprecated)

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1394


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


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


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: High

ID: 1394

Family: SNMP

Published: 2004/08/20

Modified: 2016/01/15

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High