Unpassworded 'r00t' account

This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

An account on the remote host does not have a password.

Description :

The account 'r00t' on the remote host has no password. An attacker
may leverage this issue to gain access to the affected system and
launch further attacks against it.

Solution :

Set a 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)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Default Unix Accounts

Nessus Plugin ID: 34083 (account_r00t.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-1999-0502