Dell Remote Access Controller Default Password (calvin) for 'root' Account

critical Nessus Plugin ID 35029


The remote web server is protected using a known set of credentials.


Nessus was able to gain access to the Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) using a known set of credentials ('root' / 'calvin'). A remote attacker can exploit this issue to take full control of the hardware.


Change the password or disable this account.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 35029

File Name: drac_default_credentials.nasl

Version: 1.33

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 12/3/2008

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 10

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


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.8

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:H/RL:X/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/h:dell:remote_access_card, cpe:/h:dell:idrac6, cpe:/h:dell:idrac7

Required KB Items: installed_sw/iDRAC

Excluded KB Items: global_settings/supplied_logins_only