Telnet is enabled on the device for Cisco

Vendor

Cisco

Description

Indeni will check if a device has Telnet enabled. Telnet is not encrypted and is therefore a security risk.

Remediation Steps

Disable Telnet on the device.

1. Disable Telnet by using the "no feature telnet" NX-OS configuration command.

2. Run the "show telnet server" to view the status of the telnet service.

How does this work?

This script logs in to the Cisco Nexus switch using SSH and retrieves the current state of the telnet server by using the "show telnet server" command.

Why is this important?

This script logs in to the Cisco Nexus switch using SSH and retrieves the current state of the telnet server by using the "show telnet server" command.

Without Indeni how would you find this?

The administrator would have to manually log in to the device and check if Telnet is enabled. It is also possible to detect if TCP port 23 is open by using a port-scanning software.


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