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At least 32,000 servers broadcast admin passwords in the clear, advisory warns

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#1 NickAu


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Posted 20 June 2014 - 02:31 AM


An alarming number of servers containing motherboards manufactured by Supermicro continue to expose administrator passwords despite the release of an update that patches the critical vulnerability, an advisory published Thursday warned.



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Posted 20 June 2014 - 02:56 AM

If I was so inclined there's sooo much ransom money there...

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 05:54 AM

Appears they need a patch for the patch.
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Posted 20 June 2014 - 08:16 AM

I wish these would be put into perspective.  Too often these security warnings/announcements and what not aren't a real issue once you start digging into them.


This is not the OS password it is the system board management password.  This is mainly an issue for Internet facing servers.  If this is an internal server it is still an issue, but someone would have to be on your network to take advantage of it.  Where I do see this as an issue since it affects Dell, HP, and other large manufacturer servers and people may not know they have a vulnerable server.  Additionally where 32,000 may sound like a large number it is nothing if you consider the number of Internet facing servers.

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