BSA-2017-238

Brocade Security Advisory ID

BSA-2017-238

Initial Publication Date

04/28/2017

Last Updated

04/28/2017

Revision

1.0: Interim

Risk Impact

Critical

Workaround

N/A

Component

SNMP

Affected CVE

CVE-1999-0186

CVSS Score

10.0

Summary

The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is a commonly used network service. Its primary function is to provide network administrators with information about all kinds of network connected devices. SNMP can be used to get and change system settings on a wide variety of devices, from network servers, to routers and printers. The drawback to this service is the authentication is an unencrypted "community string". In addition many SNMP servers provide very simple default community strings. The community string "all private" is a default on a number of SNMP servers.

Affected Products

Brocade is investigating its product lines to determine which products may be affected by this vulnerability and the impact on each affected product.

Products Confirmed Not Vulnerable

Brocade FastIron OS, Brocade NetIron OS, Brocade Network Advisor, Brocade ServerIron ADX, Brocade SLX-OS, and Brocade Virtual ADX are confirmed not affected by this vulnerability.

Workaround

There are no workarounds that address this vulnerability.

Revision History

Version Change Date
1.0 Initial Publication August 25, 2017
1.0 Initial Publication April 28, 2017

Disclaimer

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