Microsoft SQL Server Default Credentials

critical Nessus Plugin ID 10862


Credentials for the remote database server can be discovered.


The SQL Server has a common password for one or more accounts. These accounts may be used to gain access to the records in the database or even allow remote command execution.


Choose a strong password for affected SQL Server accounts using default credentials.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 10862

File Name: mssql_brute_force.nasl

Version: 1.41

Type: remote

Family: Databases

Published: 2/13/2002

Updated: 6/1/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Risk Information

CVSS Score Rationale: Score based on manual analysis


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSS Score Source: manual


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:H/RL:X/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:sql_server

Excluded KB Items: global_settings/supplied_logins_only