Data from Configuration Repository

Adversaries may collect data related to managed devices from configuration repositories. Configuration repositories are used by management systems in order to configure, manage, and control data on remote systems. Configuration repositories may also facilitate remote access and administration of devices.

Adversaries may target these repositories in order to collect large quantities of sensitive system administration data. Data from configuration repositories may be exposed by various protocols and software and can store a wide variety of data, much of which may align with adversary Discovery objectives.[1][2]

ID: T1602
Sub-techniques:  T1602.001, T1602.002
Tactic: Collection
Platforms: Network
Permissions Required: Administrator
Version: 1.0
Created: 19 October 2020
Last Modified: 22 October 2020
Provided by LAYER 8


ID Mitigation Description
M1041 Encrypt Sensitive Information

Configure SNMPv3 to use the highest level of security (authPriv) available.[2]

M1037 Filter Network Traffic

Apply extended ACLs to block unauthorized protocols outside the trusted network.[2]

M1031 Network Intrusion Prevention

Configure intrusion prevention devices to detect SNMP queries and commands from unauthorized sources.[1]

M1030 Network Segmentation

Segregate SNMP traffic on a separate management network.[2]

M1054 Software Configuration

Allowlist MIB objects and implement SNMP views.[3]

M1051 Update Software

Keep system images and software updated and migrate to SNMPv3.[4]


ID Data Source Data Component
DS0029 Network Traffic Network Connection Creation
Network Traffic Content

Identify network traffic sent or received by untrusted hosts or networks that solicits and obtains the configuration information of the queried device.[5]