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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Obtain network interfaces list via SNMP

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Enumerates processes via SNMP

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The list of network interfaces cards of the remote host can be obtained via
SNMP.

Description :

It is possible to obtain the list of the network interfaces installed
on the remote host by sending SNMP requests with the OID 1.3.6.1.2.1.2.1.0

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:

Low

Networks Security ID:

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

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