Motorola cable modems ship with default login and password

motorola-cable-default-pass (2002) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


It is possible for a remote user to connect to port 1024 of Motorola Cable Modems and reconfigure the router using the default login and password (cablecom/router).


Gain Access


No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.


  • BugTraq Mailing List, Sun, 10 May 1998 08:43:50 -0500: Security Vulnerability in Motorola CableRouters.
  • CVE-1999-0508: An account on a router, firewall, or other network device has a default, null, blank, or missing password.
  • CVE-1999-0571: A router's configuration service or management interface (such as a web server or telnet) is configured to allow connections from arbitrary hosts.
  • CVE-1999-0816: The Motorola CableRouter allows any remote user to connect to and configure the router on port 1024.
  • OSVDB ID: 7298: Motorola CableRouter Unauthorized Remote Administration

Platforms Affected:

  • Motorola Motorola Cable Modems


May 10, 1998

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