Nortel/Bay Networks Default Password

High Nessus Plugin ID 10989


The remote host is reachable with known default credentials.


The remote switch/routers uses the default password.
This means that anyone who has (downloaded) a user manual can telnet to it and gain administrative access.


Telnet this switch/router and change all passwords (check the manual for default users).

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 10989

File Name: nortel_passport_default_pass.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 2002/06/05

Modified: 2016/06/27

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:TF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

Excluded KB Items: global_settings/supplied_logins_only

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2002/09/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-1999-0508

OSVDB: 812