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Network devices must not have any default manufacturer passwords.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-3143 NET0240 SV-3143r4_rule High
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.
Layer 2 Switch Security Technical Implementation Guide - Cisco 2019-01-09


Check Text ( C-40236r3_chk )
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 (F-35391r3_fix)
Remove any vendor default passwords from the network devices configuration.