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The snmpd service must not use a default password.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-38653 RHEL-06-000341 SV-50454r1_rule High
Presence of the default SNMP password enables querying of different system aspects and could result in unauthorized knowledge of the system.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2015-05-26


Check Text ( C-46213r1_chk )
To ensure the default password is not set, run the following command:

# grep -v "^#" /etc/snmp/snmpd.conf| grep public

There should be no output.
If there is output, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-43602r1_fix)
Edit "/etc/snmp/snmpd.conf", remove default community string "public". Upon doing that, restart the SNMP service:

# service snmpd restart