Linksys Router Default Password

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 10999

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VPR Score: 5.9


The remote system can be accessed with a default administrator account.


The remote Linksys router accepts the default password 'admin' for the web administration console. This console provides read/write access to the router's configuration. An attacker could take advantage of this to reconfigure the router and possibly re-route traffic.


Change the password for this account.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 10999

File Name: DDI_Linksys_Router_Default_Password.nasl

Version: Revision: 1.14

Type: remote

Family: CISCO

Published: 2002/06/05

Updated: 2013/12/17

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

Required KB Items: Services/www

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