Default Password (toor) for 'root' Account

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 35777

Synopsis

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

Description

The account 'root' on the remote host has the password 'toor'. 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: 35777

File Name: account_root_toor.nasl

Version: 1.21

Type: remote

Published: 2009/03/05

Updated: 2018/07/25

Dependencies: 55900, 10267, 10281

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: false

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Exploitable With

Metasploit (SSH User Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-1999-0502