Dell KACE K2000 Web Backdoor Account

high Nessus Plugin ID 56754
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It is possible to log into the remote web application by using a hidden account.


Nessus was able to log into the remote Dell KACE K2000 system using a hidden account. The hidden account, 'kbox1248163264128256', also has administrator privileges. A remote, unauthenticated attacker could exploit this issue to gain administrative access to the K2000 device.

After gaining administrator access to the web interface, an attacker could elevate privileges by exploiting an arbitrary root command execution vulnerability, but Nessus has not checked for that issue.

Note that this plugin requires that the setting 'Do not log in with user accounts not specified in the scan policy' be disabled.


Upgrade to K2000 3.3 SP1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 56754

File Name: dell_kace_web_backdoor.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 11/9/2011

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: dell_kace_web_detect.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 7.1

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

Temporal Vector: E:F/RL:U/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/h:dell:kace_k2000_systems_deployment_appliance

Required KB Items: www/dell_kace_k2000

Excluded KB Items: global_settings/supplied_logins_only

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/3/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-4046

BID: 50605