Default FTP Credentials (ntpupdate / ntpupdate)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 73188


The remote FTP server can be accessed with default credentials.


It is possible to log into the remote FTP server by providing default credentials. A remote attacker could exploit this to gain access to the remote server.

These credentials are known to apply to Schneider Electric Modicon M340 for Ethernet devices; however, they may apply to other FTP services as well.


Change the default password or block access to the port.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 73188

File Name: ntpupdate_default_ftp_creds.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: remote

Family: FTP

Published: 2014/03/25

Modified: 2017/03/07

Dependencies: 10990, 10092

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:TF/RC:ND


Base Score: 9.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/a:schneider-electric:modicon:m340

Excluded KB Items: global_settings/supplied_logins_only

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Reference Information

OSVDB: 100729