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Obtain installed software via SNMP

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Enumerates softwares via SNMP

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The list of software installed on the remote host can be obtained via SNMP.

Description :

It is possible to obtain the list of installed softwares on the
remote host by sending SNMP requests with the OID 1.3.6.1.2.1.25.6.3.1.2

A possible hacker may use this information to gain more knowledge about
the target host.

Solution :

Disable the SNMP service on the remote host if you do not use it,
or filter incoming UDP packets going to this port.

Network Security Threat Level:

None

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security

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