Unpassworded 'r00t' account

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 34083


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


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.


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

Excluded KB Items: global_settings/supplied_logins_only

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