Date: Thu, 14 May 1998 21:41:17 -0500 From: Eric Monti <monti@MAIL.NETURAL.COM> Subject: 3COM: Security Advisory (fwd) To: BUGTRAQ@NETSPACE.ORG http://www.3com.com/news/advisory51498.html 3Com® Security Advisory for CoreBuilder and SuperStack II Customers 3Com is issuing a security advisory affecting select CoreBuilder LAN switches and SuperStack II Switch products. This is in response to the widespread distribution of special logins intended for service and recovery procedures issued only by 3Com's Customer Service Organization under conditions of extreme emergency, such as in the event of a customer losing passwords. Due to this disclosure some 3Com switching products may be vulnerable to security breaches caused by unauthorized access via special logins. To address these issues, customers should immediately log in to their switches via the following usernames and passwords. They should then proceed to change the password via the appropriate Password parameter to prevent unauthorized access. CoreBuilder 6000/2500 - username: debug password: synnet CoreBuilder 7000 - username: tech password: tech SuperStack II Switch 2200 - username: debug password: synnet SuperStack II Switch 2700 - username: tech password: tech The CoreBuilder 3500, SuperStack II Switch 3900 and 9300 also have these mechanisms, but the special login password is changed to match the admin level password when the admin level password is changed. Customers should also immediately change the SNMP Community string from the default to a proprietary and confidential identifier known only to authorized network management staff. This is due to the fact that the admin password is available through a specific proprietary MIB variable when accessed through the read/write SNMP community string. This issue applies only to the CoreBuilder 2500/6000/3500 and SuperStack II Switch 2200/3900/9300. Fixed versions of software will be available from 3Com for all of these products by Wednesday 20th May 1998. General administration of these systems should still be performed through the normal documented usernames and passwords. Other facilities found under these special logins are for diagnostic purposes and should only be used under specific guidance from 3Com's Customer Service Organization. For more information 3Com has dedicated a hotline at 1-888-225-1733, or you can contact your local 3Com Customer Service location. News/Events | Partners | Technology | Solutions | Products | Support | Inside 3Com Home | Log In | Search | Feedback | Site Map | Site Features | Document Center | Shop | Legal Copyright © 1998 3Com Corporation. All rights reserved.