Backdoor In Optical Fiber Device Alcatel-Lucent

Backdoor In Optical Fiber Device Alcatel-Lucent

Posted on December 06, 2012 by Roberto Salgado

I was looking for a way to generate wireless password in Infinitum's new optical fiber devices when I happened to come across with an administration account with a static password which allows for full administration of the device.

This account is hidden and the password cannot be changed - a typical backdoor. After looking around a bit on the Internet, I noticed that his account is available on multiple devices.

The backdoor uses the following credentials:

User: telecomadmin
Password: nE7jA%5m

Here is the configuration file of the web authentication portal of the device which contains the backdoor account. You can see that the typical user account "TELMEX" has a password which was automatically generated (same password for WPA) and the backdoor account does not appear on the administration list of the device.

Enjoy your day.

* This post was originally written by Pedro Joaquin and translated by Roberto Salgado. The original post in Spanish can be found here.

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