Redis Server Unprotected by Password Authentication

critical Nessus Plugin ID 100634
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Synopsis

A Redis server is not protected by password authentication.

Description

The Redis server running on the remote host is not protected by password authentication. A remote attacker can exploit this to gain unauthorized access to the server.

Solution

Enable the 'requirepass' directive in the redis.conf configuration file.

See Also

https://redis.io/commands/auth

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 100634

File Name: redis_password_protection_disabled.nasl

Version: Revision: 1.1

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 6/6/2017

Updated: 6/6/2017

Dependencies: redis_detect.nbin

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:pivotal_software:redis