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Shutting down SNMP to eliminate vulnerability

Regarding the SNMP flaw: If I do not use this service, will simply shutting down the service eliminate the vulnerability?

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If you are not using the SNMP service, then shutting it down and making sure it stays shut down, will protect you from the vulnerability.

For more information on this topic, visit these other SearchSecurity resources:
News & Analysis: Fix is in for SNMP vulnerability
News & Analysis: Users share their SNMP worries
Bad Packets: SNMP risk? Neil Diamond knew

This was first published in March 2002

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