Default Password (guest) for 'guest' Account

High Nessus Plugin ID 11256

Synopsis

The remote host has an account with a default password set.

Description

The account 'guest' has the password 'guest' set. An attacker may use this to gain further privileges on this system.

Solution

Set a password for this account or disable it.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 11256

File Name: account_guest_guest.nasl

Version: Revision: 1.25

Type: remote

Published: 2003/02/20

Updated: 2017/11/20

Dependencies: 10267, 55900, 17975

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Exploitable With

Metasploit (SSH User Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-1999-0501, CVE-1999-0502