Hydra: Cisco enable

high Nessus Plugin ID 15870


It may be possible to determine Cisco passwords through brute force.


This plugin runs Hydra to find Cisco 'enable' passwords by brute force.

To use this plugin, enter the 'Logins file' and the 'Passwords file' under the 'Hydra (NASL wrappers options)' advanced settings block.


Change the passwords for the affected accounts.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 15870

File Name: hydra_cisco_enable.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: remote

Published: 12/1/2004

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-12195

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Secret/hydra/passwords_file, /tmp/hydra/force_run