Vulnerability Note VU#143740

Netgear GS105PE Prosafe Plus Switch contains hard-coded login credentials

Original Release date: 03 Jul 2014 | Last revised: 08 Jul 2014


Netgear GS105PE Prosafe Plus Switch firmware version contains hard-coded credentials. (CWE-798)


Netgear GS105PE Prosafe Plus Switch contains hard-coded login credentials that can be used for authenticating to the web server running on the device. The username is ntgruser and the password is debugpassword. Once authenticated, the web server provides access to:

produce_burn.cgi : Modify the serial number and MAC address of the product
register_debug.cgi : Allow the user to manually set memory to a certain value and extract that value from it
bootcode_update.cgi : Allow the user to upload new firmware.

Note: The previous version of this note incorrectly identified the Netgear GS108PE as the affected model.


A remote unauthenticated attacker may be able to login into the device and execute arbitrary code.


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

Vendor Information (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Netgear, Inc.Unknown19 May 201419 May 2014
If you are a vendor and your product is affected, let us know.

CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

Group Score Vector
Base 7.8 AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:N
Temporal 6.3 E:POC/RL:U/RC:UC
Environmental 1.7 CDP:L/TD:L/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND



Thanks to Marc Olivier Chouinard for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Chris King.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2014-2969
  • Date Public: 03 Jul 2014
  • Date First Published: 03 Jul 2014
  • Date Last Updated: 08 Jul 2014
  • Document Revision: 12


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