Microsoft Windows SMB Blank Administrator Password

critical Nessus Plugin ID 26918


It is possible to log into the remote host.


The remote host is running one of the Microsoft Windows operating systems. It was possible to log into it using the administrator account with a blank password.


Set a password to the administrator account

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 26918

File Name: smb_blank_admin_password.nasl

Version: 1.20

Type: remote

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 10/4/2007

Updated: 7/27/2018

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.0


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: SMB/blank_admin_password

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/15/2000

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Microsoft Windows Authenticated Powershell Command Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-1999-0504, CVE-1999-0505, CVE-1999-0506, CVE-2000-0222, CVE-2005-3595

BID: 990, 11199