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vulnerability bulletin CVE-2006-5382

3Com SS3 4400: obtaining the SNMP community string

Synthesis of the vulnerability

An attacker in the management VLAN can obtain the SNMP community string.
Impacted systems: Super Stack Switch.
Severity of this alert: 2/4.
Consequences of an intrusion: administrator access/rights.
Pirate's origin: intranet client.
Creation date: 30/10/2006.
Références of this alert: 3COM-06-004, CERTA-2006-AVI-493, CVE-2006-5382, VIGILANCE-VUL-6263.

Description of the vulnerability

The SNMP community string is used for authentication on the switch.

An unauthenticated attacker located in the management VLAN can query the switch in a way it will return the community string.

This vulnerability therefore permits a VLAN attacker to administer the switch.
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