Default Password (profense) for 'operator' Account

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 35559


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


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


Change the password for this account or disable it.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 35559

File Name: account_operator_profense.nasl

Version: Revision: 1.14

Type: remote

Published: 2009/01/31

Updated: 2017/11/20

Dependencies: 55900, 10267, 17975

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

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

CVSS v3.0

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