Gateway GS-400 servers have a default root password

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


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.


Gain Access


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.


  • 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


Aug 14, 2002

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