Cisco IOS 5.5 unknown vulnerability

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A vulnerability has been found in Cisco IOS 5.5 (Router Operating System) and classified as problematic. As an impact it is known to affect integrity.

The weakness was released 12/31/2004 with Cisco as confirmed advisory ( It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2004-1775 since 04/21/2005. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $5k-$25k at the moment (estimation calculated on 05/16/2019).

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 10688 (Cisco CatOS VACM read-write Community String Device Configuration Manipulation), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family SNMP and running in the context remote.

Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (6179), Vulnerability Center (SBV-2549) and Tenable (10688). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 16475 and 16476.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.1

VulDB Base Score: 5.3
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Class: Unknown
CWE: Unknown
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 10688
Nessus Name: Cisco CatOS VACM read-write Community String Device Configuration Manipulation
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OpenVAS ID: 802243
OpenVAS Name: Report default community names of the SNMP Agent
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02/28/2001 🔍
06/15/2001 +107 days 🔍
06/16/2002 +366 days 🔍
10/16/2003 +487 days 🔍
12/31/2004 +442 days 🔍
12/31/2004 +0 days 🔍
04/21/2005 +111 days 🔍
04/14/2015 +3645 days 🔍
05/16/2019 +1493 days 🔍



Organization: Cisco
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2004-1775 (🔍)
X-Force: 6179
Vulnerability Center: 2549 - [cisco-sa-20010228-ios-snmp-community] Cisco IOS/CatOS Can Expose the Read-Write Community String, Medium
SecurityFocus: 5030 - Cisco View-based Access Control MIB SNMP Walk Read-Write Password Revealing Vulnerability

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Created: 04/14/2015 01:32 PM
Updated: 05/16/2019 09:17 AM
Changes: (1) countermeasure_name
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