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CSCea42030

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Uses SNMP to determine if a flaw is present

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment


The remote Catalyst is vulnerable to password bypass vulnerability. Basically,
a possible hacker who has a command line access may gain the 'enable' rights
without having to know the right password, which would permit him to reconfigure
this host remotely.

This vulnerability is documented with the CISCO bug ID CSCde42030

Solution : http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/707/cisco-sa-20030424-catos.shtml
Network Security Threat Level: High

*** As Nessus solely relied on the banner of the remote host
*** this might be a false positive


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is (C) 2003 Renaud Deraison

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