Default Password (D13hh[) for 'root' Account

critical Nessus Plugin ID 11262
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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: 2/20/2003

Updated: 11/20/2017

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

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


Risk Factor: Critical

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