SuperMicro Device Uses Default SSH Host Key

critical 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: Critical

ID: 71533

File Name: ssh_supermicro.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: remote

Family: General

Published: 12/19/2013

Updated: 11/15/2018

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.3

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


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/h:supermicro:bmc

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/6/2013