Default Password (D13hh[) for 'root' Account

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 11262


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


The account 'root' has the password 'D13hh['. An attacker may use it to gain further privileges on this system. The presence of this account suggests the system may have the D13HH rootkit (typically found on Solaris systems).


Set a password for this account or disable it.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 11262

File Name: account_root_rootkit1bis.nasl

Version: Revision: 1.27

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