SNMP-3306 - Easy guessable SNMP string

(SNMP)

This information is provided as part of the Lynis community project. It is related to Lynis control SNMP-3306 and should be considered as-is and without guarantees. Any advice and commands should be tested before implementing them in production environments.

Description

Older protocol versions of SNMP provide no authentication or protection against data gathering via the network. By using easy guessable names, attackers may use SNMP to gather system details.

How to solve

Change the SNMP community of your systems.

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