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Cisco NX-OS Default Credentials Vulnerability

Information

Severity

Severity

Critical

Family

Family

CISCO

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

10.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

6 years ago

Modified

Modified

4 years ago

Summary

This host is running Cisco NX-OS Software and is prone to default credentials vulnerability.

Insight

Insight

The flaw is due to a user account that has a default and static password. This account is created at installation and cannot be changed or deleted without impacting the functionality of the system

Affected Software

Affected Software

Cisco NX-OS 6.0(2)U6(1) through 6.0(2)U6(5) on Nexus 3000 devices and 6.0(2)A6(1) through 6.0(2)A6(5) and 6.0(2)A7(1) on Nexus 3500 devices.

Detection Method

Detection Method

Checks if a vulnerable version is present on the target host.

Solution

Solution

Upgrade to Cisco NX-OS 6.0(2)U6(1a) or 6.0(2)U6(2a) or 6.0(2)U6(3a) or 6.0(2)U6(4a) or 6.0(2)U6(5a) or later for Nexus 3000 devices and 6.0(2)A6(1a) or 6.0(2)A6(2a) or 6.0(2)A6(3a) or 6.0(2)A6(4a) or 6.0(2)A6(5a) or 6.0(2)A7(1a) or later for Nexus 3500 devices.

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