Default Password (D13HH[) for 'root' Account

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 11261


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


The account 'root' has the password 'D13HH['. An attacker may use this to gain further privileges on this system.


Set a strong password for this account.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 11261

File Name: account_root_rootkit1.nasl

Version: Revision: 1.25

Type: remote

Published: 2003/02/20

Updated: 2017/11/20

Dependencies: 10267, 55900, 17975

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

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

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

Excluded KB Items: global_settings/supplied_logins_only

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Exploitable With

Metasploit (SSH User Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-1999-0502