Default Password (abc123) for 'root' Account

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 65820

Synopsis

The remote system can be accessed with a default password.

Description

The account 'root' on the remote host has the password 'abc123'.

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

Note that Junos Space is known to use these credentials by default.

Solution

Set a strong password for this account.

See Also

https://kb.juniper.net/InfoCenter/index?page=content&id=KB26220

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 65820

File Name: account_root_abc123.nasl

Version: Revision: 1.7

Type: remote

Published: 2013/04/05

Updated: 2017/11/20

Dependencies: 55900, 10267, 10281

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:juniper:junos_space

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