Cisco 'tech-support' Anonymous User Debugging Information Disclosure

Low Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2497


The remote host is vulnerable to a flaw that allows attackers to retrieve sensitive files or data.


Cisco routers and switches ship with a default web interface that allows remote administrators to view the entire configuration via the web. Unfortunately, many of these devices are not password protected and allow anonymous users to download critical router/switch configuration information.
An attacker can download the Cisco configuration file by browsing to /exec/show/tech-support/cr


Enable passwords for the Cisco IOS web server.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 2497

File Name: 2497.prm

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2005/01/06

Modified: 2016/01/15

Dependencies: 1442

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low