SNMP 'cable-docsis' Community String

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3750


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


The remote host is running an SNMPv2 server that uses a well-known community string - 'cable-docsis'


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, your community string is easily guessed and should be changed to something more random.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 3750

Family: SNMP

Published: 2006/09/21

Modified: 2016/12/12

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High