Default Password (dottie) for 'root' Account

This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

An administrative account on the remote host uses known default
password.

Description :

The account 'root' has the password 'dottie'. An attacker may use
this to gain further privileges on this system

Solution :

Set a strong password for this account or disable it.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.3
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Default Unix Accounts

Nessus Plugin ID: 31800 (account_root_dottie.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 20490

CVE ID: CVE-1999-0502
CVE-2006-5288

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