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Ceragon FiberAir IP-10 Microwave Bridge contains a default root password

Vulnerability Note VU#936356

Original Release Date: 2015-01-16 | Last Revised: 2015-01-21


Ceragon FiberAir IP-10 Microwave Bridge contains a default root password.


CWE-255: Credentials Management

Ceragon FiberAir IP-10 Microwave Bridges contain a default root password. The root account can be accessed through ssh, telnet, command line interface, or via HTTP.

The affected vendor, Ceragon, has provided the following statement:
The FibeAir IP-10 products have an embedded Linux OS.

The root password that is within the IP-10 products is a default password and can be changed by our customers in a simple manner. The existence of such a password is documented in the product user documentation, is highlighted to the customer post shipment, and it is recommended to be changed in accordance with common password management policies.

Many of our customers have chosen to change the root password and that is based on information provided within the product documentation referring to capability and ways of changing all Admin privileges, as well as access to the Linux OS Shell.

We would like to remind again, those customers who have not changed the default root password on their installed IP-10 devices are encouraged to contact your local Ceragon representative, who will assign a customer service expert to provide a means for quick and secure update of root password in multiple devices, simultaneously.


A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to gain administrative privileges on the device.


Change your Password
Change any default passwords, and do not deploy without changing default passwords. Search engines such as Shodan can index systems exposed to the internet and default passwords are usually documented and well-known. It is often trivial for an attacker to identify and access systems on the internet using default passwords.

Vendor Information


Ceragon Networks Inc Affected

Notified:  October 27, 2014 Updated: January 13, 2015



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 10 AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Temporal 9 E:F/RL:U/RC:UR
Environmental 6.8 CDP:ND/TD:M/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND



Thanks to Jasper Greve for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Chris King.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2015-0924
Date Public: 2015-01-16
Date First Published: 2015-01-16
Date Last Updated: 2015-01-21 15:06 UTC
Document Revision: 31

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