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

Vulnerability Note VU#200907

Original Release Date: 2016-10-20 | Last Revised: 2016-10-20


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


Intellian Technologies, Inc. Unknown

Updated:  October 11, 2016



Vendor Statement

We have not received a statement from the vendor.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base 4.4 AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Temporal 4 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: 2016-10-20
Date First Published: 2016-10-20
Date Last Updated: 2016-10-20 18:14 UTC
Document Revision: 16

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