SuperMicro Device Uses Default SSH Host Key

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 71533


The remote device is using the default SSH host key for this service, whose private key is public knowledge.


The SSH host key used by the remote host has not been changed from the default host key that is hardwired into the firmware. The private key corresponding to this host key is shared across all devices running the same firmware, meaning that the remote host's key certificate cannot be trusted.


Configure the device to use a device-specific host key.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 71533

File Name: ssh_supermicro.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: remote

Family: General

Published: 2013/12/19

Modified: 2017/09/19

Dependencies: 10267

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:U/RC:UC

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/h:supermicro:bmc

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/11/06

Reference Information

OSVDB: 99595