Cisco AVS default administrative password account

ciscoavs-default-password-admin-account (39860) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

The Cisco Application Velocity System (AVS) could allow a remote attacker to gain control of the system. The AVS software uses administrative accounts with default passwords during the initial configuration process and fails to prompt the admin to change the password. A remote attacker with knowledge of the default passwords could gain complete control over an affected system.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 10
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 8.7
  Exploitability: High
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Refer to cisco-sa-20080123-avs for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • cisco-sa-20080123-avs: Cisco Security Advisory: Default Passwords in the Application Velocity System.
  • BID-27421: Cisco Application Velocity System (AVS) Remote Default Account Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2008-0029: Cisco Application Velocity System (AVS) before 5.1.0 is installed with default passwords for some system accounts, which allows remote attackers to gain privileges.
  • OSVDB ID: 41020: Cisco Application Velocity System (AVS) System Accounts Default Password
  • SECTRACK ID: 1019259: Cisco Application Velocity System Default Password Lets Remote Users Access the System

Platforms Affected:

  • Cisco Application Velocity System 5.0.1
  • Cisco Application Velocity System 3110
  • Cisco Application Velocity System 3120
  • Cisco Application Velocity System 3180
  • Cisco Application Velocity System 3180a

Reported:

Jan 23, 2008

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