Unpassworded 'root' Account

critical Nessus Plugin ID 11245

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: 1.32

Type: remote

Published: 2/20/2003

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

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: 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-1999-0502, CVE-2019-5021