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Cisco Bug: CSCum44128 - CNC Modify services account name

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May 04, 2016

Products (1)

  • Cisco Network Analysis Toolkit

Known Affected Releases


Description (partial)

Cisco does not partner with any government or other organization to insert backdoors or weaken products.  The username 'nsalogin' was chosen in
1998 when Cisco Advanced Services customers were known as 'Network Supported Accounts' (NSA).  While an unintentional poor choice especially
given current events, the nsalogin userid is one of 6 default accounts that ship with the appliance and is used for customer designated support
resources to login to the collector.  This account has no correlation to the United States National Security Agency.  Cisco documents all default
accounts in our product as part of our secure development procedures.   The product documentation clearly outlines the privilege level for each
account and how to change the passwords.  The customer controls access policies and passwords on the device once it is deployed.  Because of the
understandable misperception, Cisco is filing enhancement requests to change the name for this account.   This is documented in the Cisco bug
toolkit under (CSCum44128).

Default installation of an affected release of the product.
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