Default Password ('!2345Asdfg') for 'root' Account

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 122613

Synopsis

The remote system can be accessed with a default administrator account.

Description

The account 'root' on the remote host has the password '!2345Asdfg'.
An attacker may leverage this issue to gain access, likely as an administrator, to the affected system.

Solution

Change the password for this account or disable it.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 122613

File Name: account_root_2345Asdfg.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: remote

Published: 2019/03/06

Updated: 2019/04/04

Dependencies: 55900, 10267, 17975

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS Score Source: manual

CVSS Score Rationale: Tenable's default score for default root credentials.

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Exploitable With

Metasploit (SSH User Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-1999-0502