Unpassworded 'r00t' account

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 34083

Synopsis

An account on the remote host does not have a password.

Description

The account 'r00t' on the remote host has no password. An attacker may leverage this issue to gain access to the affected system and launch further attacks against it.

Solution

Set a password for this account or disable it.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 34083

File Name: account_r00t.nasl

Version: 1.21

Type: remote

Published: 2008/09/04

Updated: 2018/07/25

Dependencies: 55900, 10267, 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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2001/01/01

Exploitable With

Metasploit (SSH User Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-1999-0502