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internetnews.com: CERT Warns of Flaw in Popular Network Protocol

Feb 12, 2002, 21:49 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jim Wagner)
"The protocol used by the majority of Internet networks around the world is at risk from a new vulnerability discovered by the Oulu University Secure Programming Group (OUSPG) in Finland recently.

The CERT coordination center issued an advisory to all network administrators of a flaw in the simple network management protocol (SNMP), the protocol used to remotely administer routers, switches and network management systems.

The problem is especially vexing because it can't be pinned down to one specific vendor, as is often the case with security vulnerabilities, but must be corrected by many vendors."

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