SNMP Master Agent listening on port 8161 has a community name set to 'public'

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    PRODUCT:

    PATROL Agent


    COMPONENT:

    PATROL Agent


    APPLIES TO:

    PATROL Agent 11.0.00



    PROBLEM:

    The remote SNMP server, listening on port 8161 (BMC Patrol Agent) has a community name set to 'public'.

    An attacker may use this information to gain more knowledge about the remote host or to change the configuration of the remote system (if the default community allow such modifications).


    SOLUTION:

    Configure SNMP Master Agent to change the community string to some value other than public
     
    Configuration variables use to configure community strings
    /snmp/agent_r_community
    /snmp/agent_w_community
    /snmp/default_r_community
    /snmp/default_w_community
     
    For details on this variable, please refer the Patrol Agent Reference Manual.

     


    Article Number:

    000147807


    Article Type:

    Solutions to a Product Problem



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