Gateway GS-400 servers have a default root password

gateway-gs400-default-password (9864) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Gateway GS-400 servers ships with a default root password. A remote attacker with knowledge of this default password could use it to gain unauthorized root access to the affected system.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

According the the BugTraq Mailing List posting dated Wed Aug 14 2002 - 13:38:55 CDT, Gateway will be contacting all GS-400 customers for instructions on returning their system. Since this server is unsupported, a fix will not be released. See References.

References:

  • BugTraq Mailing List, Wed Aug 14 2002 - 13:38:55 CDT : Trivial root compromise in Gateway GS-400 NAS Servers .
  • BID-5472: Gateway GS-400 Server Default Administrator Password Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-1440: The Gateway GS-400 server has a default root password of 0001n that can not be changed via the administrative interface, which can allow attackers to gain root privileges.
  • OSVDB ID: 12320: Gateway GS-400 Server Default Hardcoded root Password

Platforms Affected:

  • Gateway Gateway GS-400

Reported:

Aug 14, 2002

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