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Vulnerability of StoneGate FW: denial of service via SNMP

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

A network attacker can send malicious SNMP queries in order to stop the firewall.
Impacted software: StoneGate Firewall.
Severity of this computer vulnerability: 3/4.
Creation date: 27/02/2007.
Références of this announce: VIGILANCE-VUL-6592.

Description of the vulnerability 

The SNMP daemon is deactivated by default on StoneGate Firewall/VPN.

When it is activated, a network attacker can send malicious SNMP queries in order to stop the system.
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This security bulletin impacts software or systems such as StoneGate Firewall.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this cybersecurity announce is important.

The trust level is of type unique source, with an origin of intranet client.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this vulnerability alert.

Solutions for this threat 

StoneGate FW: workaround for SNMP.
A workaround is to deactivate SNMP.
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