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Re: Leak of SNMP write password via SNMP read community in NETGEAR WG102 - Prosafe 802.11g Access Point



Hi,

> WG102 offers the the typical SNMP write & SNMP read community password 'protection'.

SNMP communities are a safety, not a security measure. I know of very few
SNMP implementations that have protections against brute force or
dictionary attacks.

> Proposed fixes:
>  do not enable SNMP at all. vendor fix required.

This AP can use VLAN tagging to separate management traffic from user data,
which is generally a good idea in any environment.

   Simon