Default Password (alpine) for 'root' Account

critical Nessus Plugin ID 42367

Synopsis

An administrative account on the remote host uses a weak password.

Description

The account 'root' on the remote host has the password 'alpine'.

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

Note that iPhones are known to use these credentials by default and allow access via SSH when jailbroken.

Solution

Set a strong password for this account or disable it.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?a8323342

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 42367

File Name: account_root_alpine.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: remote

Published: 11/4/2009

Updated: 4/11/2022

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

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