Default Password (swift) for 'swift' Account

critical Nessus Plugin ID 12116

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Synopsis

The remote host has an account with a default password.

Description

The account 'swift' has the password 'swift'. 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: Critical

ID: 12116

File Name: account_swift_swift.nasl

Version: Revision: 1.21

Type: remote

Published: 3/24/2004

Updated: 11/20/2017

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

CVSS v3

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