CVE Vulnerabilities

CVE-2018-12925

Weak Password Requirements

Published: Jun 28, 2018 | Modified: Oct 03, 2019
CVSS 3.x
9.8
CRITICAL
Source:
NVD
CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
CVSS 2.x
10 HIGH
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
RedHat/V2
RedHat/V3
Ubuntu

Baseon Lantronix MSS devices do not require a password for TELNET access.

Weakness

The product does not require that users should have strong passwords, which makes it easier for attackers to compromise user accounts.

Potential Mitigations

  • A product’s design should require adherance to an appropriate password policy. Specific password requirements depend strongly on contextual factors, but it is recommended to contain the following attributes:

  • See NIST 800-63B https://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/SpecialPublications/NIST.SP.800-63b.pdf Sections: 5.1.1, 10.2.1, and Appendix A for further information on password requirements.

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