Default Password (public) for 'public' Account

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Synopsis :

The remote system can be accessed with a default user account.

Description :

The account 'public' on the remote host has the password 'public'.
An attacker may use this to gain further privileges on this system.

See also :

Solution :

Set a password for this account or disable it.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.1
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Default Unix Accounts

Nessus Plugin ID: 17290 (account_public_public.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 183

CVE ID: CVE-1999-0383