DOCSIS Read-Write Community String Enabled in Non-DOCSIS Platforms

critical Nessus Plugin ID 17782


The remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security patch.


Vulnerable versions of Cisco IOS contain a default hard-coded community string when SNMP is enabled on the device. An additional read-write community string may be enabled if the device is configured for SNMP management, which would allow privilege access to the device.


Apply the relevant patch referenced in Cisco Security Advisory cisco-sa-20060920-docsis.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 17782

File Name: cisco-sa-20060920-docsis.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Family: CISCO

Published: 1/10/2012

Updated: 11/15/2018

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:cisco:ios

Required KB Items: Host/Cisco/IOS/Version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/20/2006

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/20/2006

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-4950

BID: 20125