Alcatel ADSL Modem Unrestricted Remote Access

High Nessus Plugin ID 10760


The Alcatel modem can be accessed remotely.


On the Alcatel Speed Touch Pro ADSL modem, a protection mechanism feature is available to ensure that nobody can gain remote access to the modem (via the WAN/DSL interface). This mechanism guarantees that nobody from outside your network can access the modem's management interface and potentially change its settings.

The protection is currently not activated on your system.

In addition, access was gained without providing a password, which is the default.


Telnet to this modem and adjust the security settings as follows :

=> ip config firewalling on => config save

In addition, set a strong password on all accounts.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 10760

File Name: alcatel_adsl_firewalling.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.22 $

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 2001/09/14

Modified: 2016/11/11

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 7.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:W/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2001/04/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2001-1424

BID: 2568

OSVDB: 429