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Posted on 2016-10-12
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Recently I received a call from our security team and they found a cisco router could be accessed thru 3 public fixed IP with SNMP.
I checked the router config but did not see any clue.
Would there be any thing I should look further in the router in order to verify?
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by:netcmh
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Once logged in, issue the "show running-config |  inc snmp-server" command.

You'll see:

snmp-server community public RO

or something like that. Change it to something more secure and turn off SNMP access from the outside via ACLs.
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by:techy98
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Thanks Netcmh! For example, if the range of public fixed ip is 1.1.1.0/25, then 1.1.1.30, 1.1.1.31 and 1.1.1.126 can be accessed from outside and SNMP v2 can only be used. Based on your suggestion, should I configure like this?

conf t
access-list 110 deny udp any any eq snmp
access-list 110 permit ip any any interface f0/0
access-group 110 in
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by:netcmh
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Close.

conf t
 access-list 110 deny udp any any eq snmp
 access-list 110 permit ip any any
interface f0/0
 access-group 110 in
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arnold earned 500 total points
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Before adding the above, make sure what the current external acces list if any us applied, usually incoming ACL includes access restriction I.e. Management of the device from dedicated locations.
The scan might be originating from "authorized" location within the company I.e. The restriction is in place from external sources.

There are SNMP tools, try to see if you can access it from outside your companies network
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