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793 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 25, 2013 6:35 PM by cgrim RSS
tpowell Newcomer 6 posts since
Feb 8, 2012
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Feb 25, 2013 6:21 PM

Credential scan of network devices

Our management has just inquired whether running credential scans on network devices would be beneficial.  I said it might not be because there's probably not a whole lot of checks for those that require credentials.  Is there any documentation or a way to determine how many/which checks for Cisco devices require credentials?  Also, many of the checks state they're for a specific router/switch and wouldn't apply to us.  If there's any info such as the model of the device affected, that would be beneficial as well. 

  • Community Leader 479 posts since
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    1. Feb 25, 2013 6:35 PM (in response to tpowell)
    Re: Credential scan of network devices

    Hi t.


    This KB tells you what OS Flavor / version  the MVM SSH Module can authenticate to.



    Your other question is a little more complex.  


    If you go to scans / new scan.  Choose the Shell Advanced Scan Template

    Then go to the Settings Tab,  Vuln Selection

    Shell Vulnerabilities

    Then look at  Vuln Selections for the following 2 categories, it should give you an idea about how many Cisco checks we have that require credentials (Both the following categories require credentials):

    Cisco IOS Patches and Hotfixes


    SSH Miscellaneous


    I hope that helps!

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