Use of hard-coded credentials in Cisco Smart Software Manager On-Prem

Published: 2020-02-20
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-3158
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Cisco Smart Software Manager On-Prem
Server applications / Other server solutions

Vendor Cisco Systems, Inc

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.

1) Use of hard-coded credentials

EUVDB-ID: #VU25474

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 8.5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-3158

CWE-ID: CWE-798 - Use of Hard-coded Credentials

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to gain full access to vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists in the High Availability (HA) service due to a system account that has a default and static password and is not under the control of the system administrator. A remote unauthenticated attacker can use this default account to connect to the affected system using the hard-coded credentials and obtain read and write access to system data, including the configuration of an affected device.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.


Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Cisco Smart Software Manager On-Prem: before 7 202001

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.