Foundry Networks Edgelron switches uses insecure SNMP community string by default

edgelron-default-snmp-string (8592) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


The default Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) configuration in Foundry Networks Edgelron Fast Ethernet switches accepts any community string with read/write privileges. This could allow a remote attacker to supply any community string to gain read/write privileges to any SNMP object on the network.


Gain Access


Issue the following commands from Foundry Networks to use the access control list feature built into the switch:

EdgeIron(config)#snmp-server security
EdgeIron(config)#snmp-server user <name> <community-string> <ip-address>


  • BugTraq Mailing List, Wed Mar 20 2002 - 15:58:10 CST: Default SNMP configuration issue with Foundry Networks EdgeIron 4802F.
  • BID-4330: Foundry Networks EdgeIron SNMP Community String Read-Write Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-0478: The default configuration of Foundry Networks EdgeIron 4802F allows remote attackers to modify sensitive information via arbitrary SNMP community strings.

Platforms Affected:

  • Foundrynet Edgelron 4802F Switch


Mar 20, 2002

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