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For additional information about how to resolve this problem in Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
265714 Windows NT 4.0 SNMP Registry Entries Are Saved in Plain Text Format and Are Readable
Microsoft has released an update that corrects the permissions on the SNMP Parameters registry values in Microsoft 2000. The default permissions could allow a malicious user to gain additional privileges on an affected computer.
When you create the PermittedManagers and ValidCommunities registry keys for the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) service, any user has permission to read the contents of the keys because they are saved in plain text format.
For additional information about this vulnerability, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
For additional information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help to prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.The English-language version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
Date Time Version Size File name -------------------------------------------------------- 06/28/2000 04:45a 5.0.2195.2097 77,584 Netoc.dll 06/28/2000 04:45a 22.214.171.124 214,288 Snmpsnap.dll
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Windows 2000. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 2.
The registry entries are located under the following SNMP registry key: