Unpassworded 'r00t' account

critical Nessus Plugin ID 34083
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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: 9/4/2008

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 Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/1/2001

Exploitable With

Metasploit (SSH User Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-1999-0502