Default Password (m) for 'root' Account

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 50601

Synopsis

The remote system can be accessed with a default account.

Description

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

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

Note that some Camtron IP cameras are reported to use these credentials by default.

Solution

Either set a strong password for this account, disable it, or use ACLs to restrict access to the host.

See Also

https://www.trustwave.com/Resources/Security-Advisories/Advisories/TWSL2010-006/?fid=3769&dl=1

https://seclists.org/bugtraq/2010/Nov/127

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 50601

File Name: account_root_m.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: remote

Published: 2010/11/15

Updated: 2018/11/15

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

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/11/12

Exploitable With

Metasploit (SSH User Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-1999-0502, CVE-2010-4233

BID: 44841