Vulnerability title: Hardcoded Default Credentials in Symmetricom s350i
|Reported by:||Mike Emery|
It was observed that known default credentials were being used:
admin/symmetricom - SSH/web application
jcostanza/shadow - Firebird database
jcostanza/Sync3$!Symm~ - Postgres database
Note: In the case of the Firebird and Postgres databases, these credentials were hardcoded into various binaries and scripts that were present on the system. Further more, in the case of the Postgres database, these credentials could be used to connect to the database over the network and gain privileged access.
Leaving default credentials in place is contrary to good practice and could enable an attacker to gain unauthorised access to the system.
In this case, bearing in mind the security level of the default account, the attacker could gain complete control over the system.
Exploit code is not required
|09/07/2014||Vendor contact reattempted|
|28/07/2014||CVE obtained and provisional release date set|
|13/08/2014||Final vendor contact initiated|
|20/08/2014||First vendor response|
|20/08/2014||Vendor advised of release date and more information on fix time
|28/08/2014||Vendor contacted to re-emphasise release dates as no response from
previous contact was received
|29/08/2014||Vendor responded requesting a discussion before release. This was
not possible due to time zone differences
|01/09/2014||In discussion with vendor following a period of non-response|
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