Network devices must not have any default manufacturer passwords.

From WLAN Controller Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG)

Part of Devices exist with standard default passwords.

SV-3143r4_rule Network devices must not have any default manufacturer passwords.

Vulnerability discussion

Network devices not protected with strong password schemes provide the opportunity for anyone to crack the password thus gaining access to the device and causing network outage or denial of service. Many default vendor passwords are well-known; hence, not removing them prior to deploying the network devices into production provides an opportunity for a malicious user to gain unauthorized access to the device.

Check content

Review the network devices configuration to determine if the vendor default password is active. If any vendor default passwords are used on the device, this is a finding.

Fix text

Remove any vendor default passwords from the network devices configuration.

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