Default Password (gforge) for 'root' Account

critical Nessus Plugin ID 34417
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Synopsis

An account on the remote host uses a known default password.

Description

The account 'root' on the remote host has the password 'gforge'. An attacker may leverage this issue to gain total control of the affected system.

Solution

Change the password for this account or disable it.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 34417

File Name: account_root_gforge.nasl

Version: Revision: 1.14

Type: remote

Published: 10/15/2008

Updated: 11/20/2017

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

Excluded KB Items: global_settings/supplied_logins_only

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Exploitable With

Metasploit (SSH User Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-1999-0502