Attacker Value
Very High
(2 users assessed)
Exploitability
Very High
(2 users assessed)
User Interaction
None
Privileges Required
None
Attack Vector
Network
0

CVE-2016-1561

Disclosure Date: April 21, 2017
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Description

ExaGrid appliances with firmware before 4.8 P26 have a default SSH public key in the authorized_keys file for root, which allows remote attackers to obtain SSH access by leveraging knowledge of a private key from another installation or a firmware image.

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3
Ratings
  • Attacker Value
    Very High
  • Exploitability
    Very High
Technical Analysis

Default SSH key was left on the appliance, allowing anyone to login if they know the private key. The private key was discovered/released, thus allowing easy login via SSH, which is on by default.
Key is:

-----BEGIN RSA PRIVATE KEY-----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-----END RSA PRIVATE KEY-----
2
Ratings
  • Attacker Value
    Very High
  • Exploitability
    Very High
Technical Analysis

Because the SSH key was published, this becomes a quick win for an attacker who encounters this service running with the default key in place. The mitigation would require easy steps, but the affected party might not even know they are vulnerable.

CVSS V3 Severity and Metrics
Base Score:
7.5 High
Impact Score:
3.6
Exploitability Score:
3.9
Vector:
CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N
Attack Vector (AV):
Network
Attack Complexity (AC):
Low
Privileges Required (PR):
None
User Interaction (UI):
None
Scope (S):
Unchanged
Confidentiality (C):
High
Integrity (I):
None
Availability (A):
None

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