VERITAS Backup Exec Remote Agent Static Password Arbitrary File Download

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 19427


It is possible to retrieve/delete files on the remote host.


The remote host is running a version of VERITAS Backup Exec Agent which is configured with a default root account.

An attacker may exploit this flaw to retrieve files from the remote host.


Update the product as described in the vendor advisory referenced above.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 19427

File Name: veritas_agent_default_account.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.21 $

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 2005/08/12

Modified: 2016/07/11

Dependencies: 34820

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 9.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:ND/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:symantec:veritas_backup_exec

Excluded KB Items: Veritas/BackupExecAgent/Bypass

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/08/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2611

BID: 14551

OSVDB: 18695