Linksys WAP Default Credentials Detection

Critical Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5649


The remote host is configured with default or easily-guessed credentials


The remote host is a wireless access point (WAP). This version of Linksys shipped with a default userID and password which can be used to gain elevated access to the device. In this case, the credentials are Gemtek/gemtekswd . Since these credentials are hard coded into the device image, there is not a way to change them via the administrative tools.


obtain a fix from the vendor

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 5649

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2010/08/26

Modified: 2018/07/11

Dependencies: 1442

Nessus ID: 49646

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

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


Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.1


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/h:linksys:wap54gv3

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/06/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1573

BID: 40648