Vulnerability Note VU#200907

Intellian Satellite TV t-Series and v-Series firmware contains insecure default credentials

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


Intellian Satellite TV antennas t-Series and v-Series, firmware version 1.07, uses default credentials.


CWE-255: Credentials Management - CVE-2016-6551

Intellian Satellite TV antennas t-Series and v-Series, firmware version 1.07, uses non-random default credentials of: ftp/ftp or intellian:12345678. A remote network attacker can gain elevated access to a vulnerable device.


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


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
Intellian Technologies, Inc.Unknown-11 Oct 2016
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

Group Score Vector
Base 4.4 AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Temporal 4.0 E:F/RL:W/RC:ND
Environmental 3.0 CDP:N/TD:M/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND



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

This document was written by Trent Novelly.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2016-6551
  • Date Public: 20 Oct 2016
  • Date First Published: 20 Oct 2016
  • Date Last Updated: 20 Oct 2016
  • Document Revision: 15


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