As described in CERT advisory CA-2002-03 (http://www.cert.org/advisories/CA-2002-03.html), exploitation of these SNMP vulnerabilities can cause denial-of-service conditions, service interruptions, and in some cases will allow an attacker to gain unauthorized, privileged access to the affected device(s).
If you suspect that your system may have been compromised, you may wish to refer to our Intruder Detection Checklist (http://www.cert.org/tech_tips/intruder_detection_checklist.html). Once you have confirmed that a compromise has occurred, please refer to our Steps for Recovering from a UNIX or NT System Compromise (http://www.cert.org/tech_tips/root_compromise.html)
Regardless of whether the exploitation resulted in system compromise or denial-of-service, we would appreciate it if you would complete and return an Incident Reporting Form as this will help us better assist you, and allow us to relate ongoing intruder activities. This also provides us a better overview of trends in attack profiles and provides input for other CERT documents such as advisories and summaries. We prefer that Incident Reporting Forms be sent to us via email to email@example.com. The Incident Reporting Form is available from http://www.cert.org/reporting/incident_form.txt.