Unpassworded 'root' Account

critical Nessus Plugin ID 11245
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VPR Score: 6.7

Synopsis

The remote host has an account with no password set.

Description

The account 'root' has no password set.

Solution

Set a strong password for this account.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 11245

File Name: account_root.nasl

Version: 1.31

Type: remote

Published: 2/20/2003

Updated: 5/8/2019

Dependencies: find_service1.nasl, account_check.nasl, ssh_detect.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:TF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.9

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:P/RL:T/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Excluded KB Items: global_settings/supplied_logins_only

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/1/2001

Exploitable With

Metasploit (SSH User Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-5021, CVE-1999-0502