MySQL Unpassworded Account Check

high Nessus Plugin ID 10481
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The remote database server can be accessed without a password.


It is possible to connect to the remote MySQL database server using an unpassworded account. This may allow an attacker to launch further attacks against the database.


Disable or set a password for the affected account.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 10481

File Name: mysql_unpassworded.nasl

Version: 1.62

Type: remote

Family: Databases

Published: 7/27/2000

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: find_service2.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.6


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 6.6

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

Temporal Vector: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mysql:mysql

Excluded KB Items: global_settings/supplied_logins_only

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/18/2002

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-1809, CVE-2004-1532

BID: 11704