Default Password (openelec) for 'root' Account

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 64261


The remote system can be accessed with a default password.


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

An attacker can exploit this issue to gain full access to the affected system.

Note that a version of Linux optimized for Raspberry Pi ARM computers is known to use these credentials by default.


Set a strong password for this account, or use ACLs to restrict access to the host.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 64261

File Name: account_root_openelec.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: remote

Published: 2013/01/28

Updated: 2018/07/25

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

Exploitable With

Metasploit (SSH User Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-1999-0502

CERT: 544527