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Cisco removes weak default static credentials from its switches

04
Mar
2016
Cisco removes weak default static credentials from its switches

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Cisco has released on Wednesday a bucketload of software updates for a wide variety of its products, fixing vulnerabilities of different types and severity.

But one is deemed critical: default static passwords have been found on the company’s Nexus 3000 Series Switches and Nexus 3500 Platform Switches.

The flaw affects the Cisco NX-OS Software running on those devices, and could be exploited by an unauthenticated, remote attacker to log in to the device with the privileges of the root user with bash shell access.

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