Default Password (sq!us3r) for 'dbadmin' Account

critical Nessus Plugin ID 42147
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The remote system can be accessed with a default account.


The account 'dbadmin' on the remote host has the password 'sq!us3r'.

An attacker may leverage this issue to gain access to the affected system.

Note that RioRey RIOS appliances, used for dynamic denial of service mitigation, are reported to use these credentials to support connections from rVIEW, the vendor's central management and configuration tool, and that an attacker reportedly may be able to escalate privileges through several vulnerabilities to gain full control over the device.


If the affected device is a RioRey platform, contact the vendor for a patch.

Otherwise, change the password for this account or disable it.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 42147

File Name: account_dbadmin_squs3r.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: remote

Published: 10/15/2009

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: find_service1.nasl, ssh_detect.nasl, account_check.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Critical

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


Risk Factor: Critical

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

Patch Publication Date: 10/5/2009

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/7/2009

Exploitable With

Metasploit (SSH User Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-1999-0502, CVE-2009-3710

BID: 42349

Secunia: 36971

CWE: 255