Remote Access BBS Default SYSOP Password

1993-09-22T00:00:00
ID OSVDB:14731
Type osvdb
Reporter OSVDB
Modified 1993-09-22T00:00:00

Description

Vulnerability Description

By default, Remote Access BBS installs with a default password. The SYSOP account has a password of "SYSOP" which is publicly known and documented. This allows attackers to trivially access the program or system.

Solution Description

Immediately after installation, change all default install passwords to a unique and secure password. When possible, change default accounts to custom names as well.

Short Description

By default, Remote Access BBS installs with a default password. The SYSOP account has a password of "SYSOP" which is publicly known and documented. This allows attackers to trivially access the program or system.

References:

Generic Informational URL: http://software.bbsdocumentary.com/IBM/DOS/REMOTEACCESS/