Cisco Nexus 3000/3500 switch default credential Vulnerability (CVE-2016-1329)

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Cisco Nexus 3000/3500 switch default credential Vulnerability (CVE-2016-1329)
Cisco Nexus 3000/3500 switch default credential Vulnerability (CVE-2016-1329)

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Affected Systems:

Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switches
Cisco Nexus 3500 Platform Switches


CVE (CAN) ID: CVE-2016-1329

Nexus is a Cisco network switch product designed for data centers.

On Cisco Nexus 3000 series switches and Cisco Nexus 3500 platform switches, security vulnerabilities in the Cisco NX-OS allow unauthenticated remote attackers to log on to the device as a root user, and has the bash shell access permission. This vulnerability is caused by a user account created during installation that cannot be deleted or changed. The password is also static by default.

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Vendor patch:

Cisco has released a Security Bulletin (cisco-sa-20160302-n3k) and patches for this:
Cisco-sa-20160302-n3k: Cisco Nexus 3000 Series and 3500 Platform Switches Insecure Default Credentials Vulnerability

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