Network misconfigurations

Azure virtual machine allows direct SNMP access from the Internet

Risk Level

Informational (4)

Platform(s)
Compliance Frameworks

Description

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is an Internet Standard protocol for collecting and organizing information about managed devices on IP networks and for modifying that information to change device behaviour. The SNMP port (161) is open on your virtual machine and allows all incoming traffic from the Internet. In order to keep security best practices, you should restrict access to be only from allowed IP addresses.
  • Recommended Mitigation

    Configure networking rule to allow incoming SNMP traffic from allowed IP addresses only.