Default Password (password) for 'root' Account

critical Nessus Plugin ID 24745
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Synopsis

An administrative account on the remote host uses a weak password.

Description

The account 'root' has the password 'password'. An attacker may use it to gain further privileges on this system.

Note that Korenix Jetport installs are known to use these credentials although other hosts are likely to as well as 'password' is reportedly a common password.

Solution

Set a strong password for this account or disable it.

See Also

http://www.digitalbond.com/2012/06/13/korenix-and-oring-insecurity/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 24745

File Name: account_root_password.nasl

Version: 1.29

Type: remote

Published: 3/1/2007

Updated: 7/25/2018

Dependencies: find_service1.nasl, ssh_detect.nasl, account_check.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: 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: 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: 10/13/2006

Exploitable With

Metasploit (SSH User Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-1999-0502, CVE-2006-5288, CVE-2012-4577

BID: 20490, 55196

ICSA: 12-263-02, 12-297-02