Unpassworded 'sync' Account

This script is Copyright (C) 2003-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote host has an account with no password set.

Description :

The account 'sync' has no password set. An attacker may use it to gain
further privileges on this system.

Solution :

Set a password for this account or disable it.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Default Unix Accounts

Nessus Plugin ID: 11247 (account_sync.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-1999-0502