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The network element must not have any default manufacturer passwords.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-3143 NET0240 SV-3143r2_rule ECSC-1 High
Network elements 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 element into production provides an opportunity for a malicious user to gain unauthorized access to the device.
Free Space Optics Device Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) 2013-03-14


Check Text ( C-40236r1_chk )
Review the network element configuration to determine if the vendor default password is active.
Fix Text (F-35391r2_fix)
Remove any vendor default passwords from the network element configuration.