Unpassworded 'help' Account

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Synopsis :

The remote system can be accessed with a default account.

Description :

The account 'help' on the remote host does not have a password set.
An attacker may use this 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
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.4
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Default Unix Accounts

Nessus Plugin ID: 17575 (account_help.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 247

CVE ID: CVE-1999-0502