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   +6

    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
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.

Similar Topics

Create an account or login to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment
TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...

Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.