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The network device must not have any default manufacturer passwords when deployed.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-243154 WLAN-ND-000300 SV-243154r719917_rule Medium
Network devices not protected with strong password schemes provide the opportunity for anyone to crack the password and gain access to the device, which can result in loss of availability, confidentiality, or integrity of network traffic. Many default vendor passwords are well known or easily guessed; therefore, not removing them prior to deploying the network device into production provides an opportunity for a malicious user to gain unauthorized access to the device.
Network WLAN AP-NIPR Management Security Technical Implementation Guide 2021-04-16


Check Text ( C-46429r719915_chk )
Review the network device 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-46386r719916_fix)
Remove any vendor default passwords from the network device configuration.