F5 Device Default Support Password

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 10820

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VPR Score: 5.9


The remote service is protected with default administrative credentials.


The remote F5 Networks device has the default password set for the 'support' user account. This account normally provides read/write access to the web configuration utility. An attacker could take advantage of this to reconfigure your systems and possibly gain shell access to the system with super-user privileges.


Remove the 'support' account entirely or change the password of this account to something that is difficult to guess.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 10820

File Name: DDI_F5_Default_Support.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 2001/12/06

Updated: 2020/06/12

Dependencies: 10107

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

Excluded KB Items: global_settings/supplied_logins_only

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Exploitable With

Metasploit (SNMP Community Scanner)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-1999-0508