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Shiva LanRover Blank Password

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for a blank password for the root account.

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The Shiva LanRover has no password set for the
root user account. A possible hacker is able to telnet
to this system and gain access to any phone lines
attached to this device. Additionally, the LanRover
can be used as a relay point for further attacks
via the telnet and rlogin functionality available
from the administration shell.

Solution: Telnet to this device and change the
password for the root account via the passwd
command. Please ensure any other accounts have
strong passwords set.

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2002 Digital Defense Incorporated

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