Nortel Multiple Default Accounts

High Nessus Plugin ID 15715


It is possible to log into the remote switch using default credentials.


It is possible to log into the remote host by using a default set of credentials. An attacker may use these to gain access to the remote host.

These credentials are commonly found on Nortel Accelar routing switches.


Set a strong password for these accounts.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 15715

File Name: nortel_default_username_password.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.24 $

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 2004/11/13

Modified: 2017/12/20

Dependencies: 11936, 55900, 10267, 17975

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

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


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:H/RL:X/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

Excluded KB Items: global_settings/supplied_logins_only, login/unix/auth/broken, login/auth/broken