Re: [MIB-DOCTORS] Readable and MAXACCESS

Randy Presuhn <randy_presuhn@alumni.stanford.edu> Fri, 14 September 2018 21:19 UTC

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Subject: Re: [MIB-DOCTORS] Readable and MAXACCESS
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Hi -

On 9/14/2018 4:10 AM, Glenn Mansfield Keeni wrote:
> Hi,
>    The Security Guidelines for IETF MIB modules says
>     Some of the readable objects in this MIB module (i.e., objects
>     with a MAX-ACCESS other than not-accessible) may be considered
>     sensitive or vulnerable in some network environments.
> 
> This seems to imply that objects that have MAX-ACCESS not-accessible
> are not "readable". But the objects can very well be "read" from the
> index, if the MO is an index object.
> Then "not-accessible" objects too may be sensitive or vulnerable ?

Yes.  The sensitivity of indexes needs to be considered in
the formulation of an access control policy.

Randy