Vulnerability Note VU#970379

Green Packet DX-350 contains insecure default credentials

Original Release date: 20 Oct 2016 | Last revised: 20 Oct 2016

Overview

Green Packet DX-350 uses default credentials

Description

CWE-255: Credentials Management - CVE-2016-6552

Green Packet DX-350 uses non-random default credentials of: root:wimax. A remote network attacker can gain privileged access to a vulnerable device.

Impact

A remote attacker can take complete control of a device using default admin credentials.

Solution

The CERT/CC is currently unaware of a practical solution to this problem.

Restrict access and use strong passwords

As a general good security practice, only allow trusted hosts to connect to the device. Use of strong, unique passwords can help reduce the efficacy of brute force password guessing attacks.

Vendor Information (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Green PacketUnknown-11 Oct 2016
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

Group Score Vector
Base 6.9 AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Temporal 6.2 E:F/RL:W/RC:ND
Environmental 4.7 CDP:N/TD:M/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND

References

Credit

Thanks to Ory Segal and Ezra Caltum for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Trent Novelly.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2016-6552
  • Date Public: 20 Oct 2016
  • Date First Published: 20 Oct 2016
  • Date Last Updated: 20 Oct 2016
  • Document Revision: 14

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