Uninstall net-snmp Package


The snmp package provides the snmpd service. The snmp package can be removed with the following command:

$ apt-get remove snmp


If there is no need to run SNMP server software, removing the package provides a safeguard against its activation.


Shell script

The following script can be run on the host to remediate the issue.


# CAUTION: This remediation script will remove snmp
#	   from the system, and may remove any packages
#	   that depend on snmp. Execute this
#	   remediation AFTER testing on a non-production
#	   system!

DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive apt-get remove -y "snmp"

Ansible playbook

The following playbook can be run with Ansible to remediate the issue.

- name: Ensure snmp is removed
    name: snmp
    state: absent
  - PCI-DSSv4-2.2.4
  - disable_strategy
  - low_complexity
  - low_disruption
  - no_reboot_needed
  - package_net-snmp_removed
  - unknown_severity