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: 2012/01/10

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 47864

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:cisco:ios

Required KB Items: Host/Cisco/IOS/Version

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/09/20

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/09/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-4950

BID: 20125