Default Password (nagiosxi) for 'root' Account

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 49773


The remote host uses default credentials.


It is possible to SSH into the remote Nagios XI virtual machine appliance by providing default credentials. A remote attacker could exploit this to gain complete control of the remote host.


Secure the root account with a strong password.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 49773

File Name: account_nagiosxi_root.nasl

Version: Revision: 1.9

Type: remote

Published: 2010/10/06

Updated: 2017/11/21

Dependencies: 55900, 10267, 17975

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 10

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:ND/RC:ND

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.8

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:H/RL:X/RC:X

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