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NetGear Hidden Password Check

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
NetGear Hidden Password Check

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

NetGear ships at least one device with a builtin administrator
account. This account cannot be changed via the configuration
interface and enables a remote attacker to control the NetGear
device.

To duplicate this error, simply point your browser to a vulnerable
machine, and log in (when prompted) with
userid = super
password = 5777364

or

userid = superman
password = 21241036

See also : http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2004-06/0036.html
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2004-06/0077.html
http://kbserver.netgear.com/kb_web_files/n101383.asp
Solution: Contact vendor for a fix. As a temporary workaround,
disable the webserver or filter the traffic to the NetGear webserver
via an upstream firewall.

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 10459

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Tenable Network Security

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