Barracuda Appliances Default Credentials

High Nessus Plugin ID 64258


An account on the remote host uses a default password.


The account 'product' or 'emailswitch' is using a default password. A remote, unauthenticated attacker could exploit this to log in as an unprivileged user. After logging in, an attacker can log into the local MySQL server as root without a password. Additionally, getting access to a root shell is trivial.

It is also likely that this host allows remote logins using the 'root', 'cluster', and 'remote' accounts using public key authentication, but Nessus has not checked for those issues.


Upgrade to Security Definition 2.0.5 or later.

Note that this fix does not disable access to the root, cluster, or remote accounts.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 64258

File Name: barracuda_default_accounts.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: remote

Published: 2013/01/28

Modified: 2017/12/19

Dependencies: 10267

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 7.3

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L

Vulnerability Information

Excluded KB Items: global_settings/supplied_logins_only

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/01/23

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/01/24

Reference Information

BID: 57537

OSVDB: 89519