28th Jan 2003 [SBWID-5956]
ProxyView default undocumented password
Michael Brown [[email protected]] reports :
The software running on the ProxyView maintains a user database for its
client connections. This database is completely separate from the
Windows NT user database. The ProxyView administrator default password
is 'PVremote'. The documentation advises you to change this password
quickly. This is NOT the problem.
The Administrator account for Embedded Windows NT on the ProxyView has
the default password of "Administrator". Anybody with access to port
139 (Hmmm... people on the LAN) can login as Administrator and have
full control over the box and consequently console access to the
machines the ProxyView is a front end for. These details are not
mentioned anywhere in the documentation.
No official patch yet, check : [http://www.replicom.com/]
1) Generate a new password. :)
2) Using whatever remote registry tool you like (regedit), connect to
ProxyView and change the contents of the key:
to the new password you generated in step 1.
3) Using whatever remote user tool you like (usrmgr), connect to the
and change the Administrator password.
WARNING: If the 'autologon' password and the Administrator password are
out of sync, the ProxyView will *not* function after a reboot. You can
still access the unit via NetBIOS to fix the problem though. Provided
you haven't lost the password, so keep it safe! :)