Default Password (12345678) for 'root' Account on MacOS X Server

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

A default account was detected on the remote host.

Description :

Nessus was able to login to the remote host using the following
credentials :

Username : root
Password : 12345678

On older Macintosh computers, Mac OS X server is configured with
this default account (on newer computers, the serial number of the
system is used instead).

Solution :

Set a strong password for the root 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: 12513 (macosx_server_default_password.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-1999-0502