Default Password (wh00t!) for 'root' Account

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


Synopsis :

The remote host has an account with a default password.

Description :

The account 'root' has the password 'wh00t!'. An attacker may use it to
gain further privileges on this system. This account suggests that
the Wh00t Rootkit may be present on the system.

Solution :

Set a strong password for this account.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Default Unix Accounts

Nessus Plugin ID: 11264 (account_root_rootkit2.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-1999-0502