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VPR Score: 8.1
SynopsisThe remote database service has an account with a blank password.
DescriptionThe remote instance of MS SQL / SQL Server has the default 'sa' account enabled without any password.
An attacker may leverage this flaw to execute commands against the remote host, as well as read the content of any databases it might have.
SolutionDisable the 'sa' account or set a password for it.
In addition, filter incoming TCP traffic to this port.
For MSDE (OEM versions without MSQL console) :
C:\MSSQL7\BINN\osql -U sa
At the Password: prompt press <Enter>.
Type the following replacing .password. with the password you wish to assign, in single quotes:
EXEC sp_password NULL, .password., .sa.