Cisco TelePresence VX Clinical Assistant WIL-A Module Reboot Admin Password Removal

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 70940


The remote system has an account with a blank password.


Cisco TelePresence VX Clinical Assistant is affected by a password reset vulnerability. The WIL-A module causes the administrative password to be reset to a blank password every time the device is rebooted.

This plugin attempts to authenticate to the device using the username 'admin' and a blank password over SSH. It does not attempt to obtain a version number and does not fully validate that the remote host is a Clinical Assistant device.


Follow the manufacturer's instructions to upgrade to a firmware version later than 1.20

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 70940

File Name: cisco_cca_blank_password.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Family: Misc.

Published: 2013/11/18

Modified: 2017/12/19

Dependencies: 17975

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

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


Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:cisco:telepresence_vx_clinical_assistant

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport

Excluded KB Items: global_settings/supplied_logins_only

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/10/29

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/11/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-5558

BID: 63552

OSVDB: 99489


IAVA: 2013-A-0211

CISCO-SA: cisco-sa-20131106-tvxca