Default Password (debug) for 'super' Account

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 17291


The remote system/switch can be accessed using default credentials with root level privileges.


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


Set a password for this account or disable it.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 17291

File Name: account_super_debug.nasl

Version: 1.35

Type: remote

Published: 2005/03/08

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 10267, 55900, 17975

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

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

CVSS v3.0

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 Available: false

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1998/07/20

Exploitable With

Metasploit (SSH User Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-1999-0502, CVE-1999-1420, CVE-1999-1421

BID: 212