Default Password (public) for 'public' Account

critical Nessus Plugin ID 17290
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Synopsis

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

Description

The account 'public' on the remote host has the password 'public'.
An attacker may use this to gain further privileges on this system.

Solution

Set a password for this account or disable it.

See Also

https://seclists.org/bugtraq/1999/Jan/23

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 17290

File Name: account_public_public.nasl

Version: 1.35

Type: remote

Published: 3/8/2005

Updated: 11/15/2018

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

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.9

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:T/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Excluded KB Items: global_settings/supplied_logins_only

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/3/1999

Exploitable With

Metasploit (SSH User Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-1999-0502, CVE-1999-0383

BID: 183