Hydra: CVS

high Nessus Plugin ID 15871
New! Plugin Severity Now Using CVSS v3

The calculated severity for Plugins has been updated to use CVSS v3 by default. Plugins that do not have a CVSS v3 score will fall back to CVSS v2 for calculating severity. Severity display preferences can be toggled in the settings dropdown.


It may be possible to determine CVS passwords through brute force.


This plugin runs Hydra to find CVS accounts and passwords by brute force.

To use this plugin, enter the 'Logins file' and the 'Passwords file' under the 'Hydra (NASL wrappers options)' advanced settings block.


Change the passwords for the affected accounts.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 15871

File Name: hydra_cvs.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: remote

Published: 12/1/2004

Updated: 2/12/2021

Dependencies: find_service1.nasl, hydra_options.nasl, cvs_detect.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-12195


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Secret/hydra/passwords_file, /tmp/hydra/force_run, Secret/hydra/logins_file