SNMP Vulerabilities

By Phantasm66
Feb 13, 2002
  1. A new vulnerability has been found with this.... But anywayz...

    ....I'd be thinking about turning that SNMP (Simple network management Protocol) off anyway if I was you. There are a great number of hacks that exploit this. This new one is just the lastest in a long line.

    This effects users of Windows as well as Linux and other *IX operating systems.

    Have a read at this article:

    There's instruction in the article for getting rid of it from both Linux and Windows. In Linux, I found I could do this:

    BASH# /etc/init.d/snmp stop

    to stop the service if it was running, and then

    BASH# ntsysv

    will list the services to start running at boot, find snmp and unstar it. Then hit ok.

    You will need to be root, or su'ed to root with "su - " to use these commands.

  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 5,734   +7

    This turned up when I went to today...

    Security Update, February 12, 2002
    Download size: 229 KB, < 1 minute
    This update resolves the "Unchecked Buffer in SNMP Service Could Enable Arbitrary Code to be Run" security vulnerability in Windows XP, and is discussed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS02-006. Download now to prevent a malicious user from running code of his or her choice or launching a denial of service (DoS) attack on your computer
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