Default Password (toor) for 'root' Account

critical Nessus Plugin ID 35777
New! Vulnerability Priority Rating (VPR)

Tenable calculates a dynamic VPR for every vulnerability. VPR combines vulnerability information with threat intelligence and machine learning algorithms to predict which vulnerabilities are most likely to be exploited in attacks. Read more about what VPR is and how it is different from CVSS.

VPR Score: 6.7

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: 3/5/2009

Updated: 7/25/2018

Dependencies: ssh_detect.nasl, account_check.nasl, telnetserver_detect_type_nd_version.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS v2.0

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 v3.0

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: E:P/RL:T/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Excluded KB Items: global_settings/supplied_logins_only

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Exploitable With

Metasploit (SSH User Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-1999-0502