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Netopia SNMP password disclosure flaw

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks to see if the router will disclose the admin password

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote router permits anonymous users to retrieve the administrative password

Description :

The remote host appears to be running a Netopia router with SNMP enabled.
Further, the Netopia router is using the default SNMP community strings.
This version of the Netopia firmware is vulnerable to a flaw wherein
a remote attacker can, by sending a specially formed SNMP query, retrieve
the Administrative password.

A possible hacker, exploiting this flaw, would only need to be able to send SNMP
queries to the router using the default community string of 'public'.
Successful exploitation would result in the attacker gaining administrative
credentials to the router.

See also :

http://www.netopia.com/

Solution :

Contact the vendor for a patch. Change the default SNMP community string to
one that is not easily guessed.

Network Security Threat Level:

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10
(AV:R/AC:L/Au:NR/C:C/A:C/I:C/B:N)

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2006 Tenable Network Security

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