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Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 09:47:53 +0200
From: devzero2000 <>
Subject: Re: FreeNAS default blank password

Il 17/Ago/2014 04:12 "Kurt Seifried" <> ha scritto:
> So I installed the latest FreeNAS (, install is simple, no
> options, it just drops it onto the disk you specify, you reboot, it works.
> By default you get a text based menu with some options (setup
> network/DNS/etc.), and one option is "Reset WebGUI Login Credentials".
> The problem is at first boot (and if you ever pick "Reset WebGUI Login
> Credentials") the web admin has a blank password, anyone that can access
> it can set the admin password and then use the web GUI to fire up a root
> shell (there's a nice little web shell command line).
> So an attacker can easily race the admin to the WebGUI, set a new
> password, login as root, setup a backdoor, then reset the WebGUI
> password so it's blank again and the admin would be none the wiser (log
> files won't help because the attacker has root can can easily sanitize
> them).
> There is no way from the text GUI to set the Web GUI admin password. I
> don't think there is even a CLI tool to set the web GUI password (I
> can't find it easily).
> Either way, does this deserve a CVE? Forcing a user to set the admin Web
> GUI password through the Web GUI, meaning it must be exposed to some
> degree prior to securing it. My understanding is default/blank admin
> credentials now == CVE. Thanks.
Many device have a "default" password on first install that everyone know.
For me "blank" password or "admin admin"  are equal as security risk. I
have missed something ?

Best regards
> --
> Kurt Seifried -- Red Hat -- Product Security -- Cloud
> PGP A90B F995 7350 148F 66BF 7554 160D 4553 5E26 7993

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